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
The hostname depends on the host your site lives on. Check the control panel for the name of your account. For example,
an account called
ocelot:awesomesite has a hostname of
ocelot.mythic-beasts.com, and a username of
The password for your account is also set in the control panel, by clicking on the Change hosting account password link. You will be prompted to do
this after signing up for a new shared hosting service with us.
For the example above, you could use
ssh to access a shell like this:
Naturally, you can only login to our shell account servers as a normal
user. You will not have root access, and you cannot run
sudo to become root. If you do need root access to a
server, you will need to upgrade to a
virtual dedicated server