Some accounts come with telnet access to the server.
However, to connect to the server, the user must use an SSH
program. SSH (Secure Shell) is functionally a secure version
of telnet which encrypts the session so that others cannot
eavesdrop. SSH provides greater security than allowing a
Telnet connection to the server.
SSH is a program that
emulates a computer terminal, allowing you to view
information on site rather than downloading it to your
personal computer for viewing. This is extremely useful if
you need to view large amounts of information, such as all
the files and folders on a web site, or a library catalog
for example. Imagine how long it would take for you to
download a web page containing the entire catalog of book
titles from just a city library! With SSH, you are able to
actually view the information on the library site,
eliminating the download time.
SSH is not graphics
capable, does not play sound files and is not one tiny bit
entertaining. But it is the best tool to use for certain
tasks. You will have a connection much like the old DOS
screen. And, again like DOS, you will need to type in your
Simply download an SSH program such as Putty.
You can find more free SSH programs at
Open your SSH program and make sure the host name specified
is your domain name, the protocol is set to SSH, and the
port number is 22.
Enter session and simply log in with your Username and
Password. To exit the program, simply type exit and press