What is SSH:
Secure Shell (SSH) is a program to log into another computer over a network,
to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine
to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications
over unsecure channels. It is intended as a replacement for rlogin, rsh,
While SSH allows secured connection to a shell account, shell accounts
are inherently insecure. This security concern is why most hosting companies
do not allow shell access to a hosting account. Netwhard will allow SSH
access to a shell account under the following conditions:
- The customer properly identifies themselves. To do this we require
you to fax a photo ID to us for inspection and proof of ownership. See
our contact page for fax information.
- After faxing a photo ID, you provide a brief statement in a help desk
ticket requesting SSH access and also your experience using shell access.
Please state if you will be allowing others access (e.g. to perform
installations etc). You must add the following disclaimer to your request:
I accept full responsiblity for using a shell account and will hold
Netwharf harmless for any issues arising from said use. [Name]
You are not allowed to run any IRC based bots or IRC channels. You may
run scheduled tasks via cron, but if they become excessive resource
drains on the production servers you will be asked to either remove
the tasks or upgrade to a dedicated solution.
Here is an example of such a request to submit via a help
- A one time $10 setup fee is required. Please paypal $10 to email@example.com.
After we receive this payment you will receive an email detailing the
necessary username and password to use to access your account, along
with proper IP and port information. If you have any questions please
do not hesitate to ask.
You may download a Windows SSH client from here: putty.exe