Shell access

Shell account login

The distinguishing feature of a shell account (over a normal hosting account) is that you can remotely login. You will then be at a Linux shell prompt, where you can issue any normal Linux command.

You can login to your shell account using ssh. The hostname is or, and your username and password were provided in your welcome email. For example:


Naturally, you can only login to our shell account servers as a normal user. You will not have root access, and you cannot run su or sudo to become root. If you do need root access to a server, you will need to upgrade to a virtual dedicated server or a dedicated server.