/ Telnet FAQ
• What is SSH?
• How do I Log into My Account with SSH?
• What Can I do with SSH?
• Why am I Unable to Connect
to my Unix Hosted Site through Telnet?
SSH is a tool that allows you to log in to other computers over
the Internet. SSH is text-based and requires no pointing or
clicking. All navigation is done via the keyboard. It is very
similar in functionality to Telnet. However, unlike Telnet,
which was designed with little or no security in mind, all communication
between your computer and its server is encrypted.
When you connect to your virtual server through SSH, you will
be connected remotely to the Unix operating system. This way
you can type in Unix commands and manipulate your web site.
For more information on Unix commands consult the Unix
If you do not have any SSH software installed, here are some
client programs that you can download through your Web browser.
Term Pro + TSSH - Windows/Freeware
Telnet SSH - Macintosh/Freeware
Mac SSH - Macintosh/Freeware
Configure the program with the following if necessary:
• Host: your-domain.com
• SSH Port: 22
• Emulation: VT100
• Note: If the screen looks jumbled or the keys will not
function properly, try ANSI.
After you have configured the program, make sure you are connected
to the internet by trying the connection. Login with your user
name and password when prompted.
Most often, users will change their password, perform file maintenance
and install or set 'permissions' for special programs that run
on their web site. For more information on Unix commands, see
our Unix FAQ.
As part of our ongoing program to ensure maximum network security,
we no longer accept Telnet connections. This measure minimizes
the risk of a third party gaining access to your account by
monitoring traffic on a host between your workstation and our