What precisely is SSH? How could you control a server via SSH?
SSH, which is an abbreviation for Secure Shell, is a network protocol employed to transfer encrypted info between a client and a web server, which makes it impossible for unauthorized parties to intercept any data. Many tech-savvy users opt for SSH due to the improved level of security. The connection is made and the commands are sent through a command line. The available options depend on the type of Internet hosting service - on a shared server, in particular, files could be transferred or deleted, databases may be imported and exported, and archives may be set up or unpacked. On a virtual or a dedicated server, your options are a lot more - the web server and the database server can be started/stopped/rebooted, server-side software can be set up plus much more. These things are not possible on a shared server, since full root access is required and all the other customers on that server shall be affected. Even though SSH is employed mainly with UNIX-like OSs, there are SSH clients for other OSs too - Windows, Mac OS, etc.
SSH Telnet in Cloud Hosting
SSH access is featured with all Linux cloud hosting
that we offer you. With some of them, it's featured as standard, while with others it's an optional upgrade you can include with just a few clicks from your hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access from the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the info that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may choose the password that you'll use and, if necessary, you'll be able to change it with a few mouse clicks from the same place. All the commands that may be used with our shared packages are listed inside a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access function is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Hosting
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server
solutions, while with others you may include it from the hosting CP if necessary - even only for the current month. In either case, you could activate and de-activate the feature with a single click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same place, you will find the server name, the port number and the username required to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box where you can type the password which you want to use, because it does not need to be the same as the one you use to log into the Control Panel. For better security, you can also change it as often as you require. The full list of the commands which can be performed in a semi-dedicated account is provided in our Knowledge Base, along with the syntax and a couple of instances. An extra function after SSH access is enabled will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS
When you obtain a new virtual private server
from us, it shall provide full root access and you'll be able to connect to the server and to handle everything using an SSH console. The function is included by default with all plans, so you won't need to allow or upgrade anything. Your hosting server will be set up right after you get it and as soon as you get the Welcome email with the login information, you can connect through the server’s primary IP address and start working. Given that the VPS is a software emulation of a dedicated server and is separated from the other accounts inside the physical machine, there will be no restrictions in terms of the commands you can use. You'll have full root access, so that you may set up and run any application that can work on a Linux web server, manage files, folders and databases or start/stop/reboot the entire machine or any software running on it.