SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to exchange encrypted information between a client and a hosting server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any information. Many tech-savvy users favor SSH because of the better level of security. The connection is established and the commands are sent via a command line. The offered options depend on the type of hosting service - on a shared server, for instance, files could be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives could be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are significantly more - the web server and the database server may be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software could be installed and more. These things aren't possible on a shared server, due to the fact that full root access is needed and all the other customers on that server will be affected. While SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Operating Systems, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

SSH access is provided by default with some of our semi-dedicated server solutions, while with others you will be able to add it via the hosting CP if needed - even only for the current month. Either way, you are able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click from the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you will see the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You will also find a box in which you may input the password which you want to use, as it doesn't need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better protection, you could also change it as much as you want. The full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and several instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled shall be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP using any FTP client which supports this type of connections.