SSH access is deactivated by default in all hosting accounts, so the first time you want to use SSH to access your account you must follow these steps:
1 - Access your Hosting Panel
Follow instruccions of How to access your Hosting Panel to access your Hosting Panel.
2 - Enable SSH access
Click on Enable SSH icon and follow directions to enable it.
3 - You need a SSH client program
If your are using a Windows computer you have to install a SSH client in your computer. Putty SSH is free and works well enough for most users.
In the other hand, all Unix variants ( Linux, Mac OS X, ... ) have the OpenSSH client preinstaled, so in order need to open the terminal and type something like:
ssh user@domain -p 333
4 - SSH access details
In order to access your hosting account via SSH you must know the connections details:
- The host is your domain hosting account's domain name.
- The username is your hosting account's username, which you can locate in the left column of your Hosting Panel.
- The password is the hosting account's main password, follow How to change hosting account main password to define a new password.
- The port is 333.