Obtaining Direct Access To Server


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This document aims at advanced users and covers the following topics:


Accessing Your SSH Account (Shell Access)

SSH Telnet is a secure form of Telnet, using an RSA key. It is a more powerful means of access than FTP in that it allows running scripts, etc.

At the same time, SSH allows more possibilities for error, and actions which may cause harm to the server. Therefore, SSH access is a privilege to an account. It can be revoked at any time if user's activities appear detrimental to the health of the server.

To request shell access to the server, do the following:

  1. Click FTP Manager on your control panel home page.
  2. Enable Shell Access and admin will receive the request on his control panel.
  3. Click the Request Status link that appeared to learn if your request has been processed by admin.

    Depending on the request status, you will see the following message:

    • If request is not reviewed by admin:
    • If shell access is granted by admin:
  4. If shell access is granted by admin, it turns ON and opens you access to server:
IMPORTANT: As soon as making this request, download, complete, print and return the Shell Access Request Form by fax or scanned email to technical support.


Running Your Shell Scripts With Crontab

Crontab allows you to clock and run your own Unix shell scripts automatically. It is available only in Unix-based plans and requires the knowledge of Unix shell commands.

To enable crontab jobs, do the following:

  1. Click FTP Manager on your control panel home page.
  2. Enable Crontab.
  3. Agree with charges, if any.
  4. Click the Edit icon for Crontab.
  5. On the page that appears, add the crontab job:

    Commands are executed by cron when the minute, hour, day and month fields match the current time, and when at least one of the two day fields (day of month, or day of week) match the current time.

    The Mail-To address is where the system will direct reports if errors occur.

To delete a job, check the box in the Delete section and click Submit Query.


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