Secure Shell (SSH) Introduction

Secure Shell (SSH) is a secure alternative to telnet. SSH enables you to connect directly to the web server and run command line commands. SSH provides a command line interface that lets you run commands to modify the contents of your website. It encrypts all the data sent and received, providing a high level of security.


In order to use SSH, you will need to have some familiarity with the Unix/Linux operating system.


Activating SSH on Your Account

All accounts have SSH capabilities, however as a security precaution it is disabled by default. To have SSH enabled on your account we need to have a photo copy of the driver's license of the account holder. This helps us ensure security on the server. To have SSH activated on your account please follow the instructions below:

  1. Make a photo copy of a valid photo ID (driver's license or Passport) of the owner of the hosting account.
  2. Scan and email a copy to Title your message "Secure Shell Activation" and be sure to include your domain name.
  3. Submit a support request for SSH activation.
  4. Once your request is received and has been processed, you will be sent an e-mail from technical support with information on how to connect to SSH.