Shell access

How to login to a shell account

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 onza.mythic-beasts.com, and your username and password were provided in your welcome email. For example:

ssh username@onza.mythic-beasts.com

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.