SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange protected information between a client and a website hosting server, making it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users choose SSH mainly because of the higher level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent using a command line. The accessible options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files could be relocated or deleted, databases can be imported and exported, and archives can be created or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your choices are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be installed and more. These things are not possible on a shared server, for the reason that full root access is required and all the other clients on that server will be affected. While SSH is used predominantly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs as well - Windows, Mac OS, and so on.

SSH Telnet in Shared Hosting

SSH access is provided with all Linux shared hosting packages we offer you. With some of them, it is included as standard, while with others it is an optional upgrade that you can add with just a few mouse clicks in your website hosting CP. You can get SSH access from the section related to it in which you will also find the details which you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password that you will use and, if needed, you shall be able to change it with several mouse clicks from the same place. All commands which may be used with our shared plans are listed in a help article together with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is permitted for your account, you'll also be able to upload files through your preferred FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You shall be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH no matter which package you pick when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is provided by default, while with others, it could be added as an extra upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll find the required login information within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You will be able to pick the password that you will use and if you would like, you may change it on a regular basis with a couple of mouse clicks for even higher security. You'll be able to see all the commands that you may use beforehand, because we have listed all of them alongside examples of how they are used so as to accomplish a specific task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you shall be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.