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Remote Server Access Using Secure Shell (SSH)

Secure Shell (SSH) is a protocol to access your Root Server remotely (over a network). With Secure Shell (SSH) you can securely log directly in to the web server where your site is stored, on a UNIX or Linux machine through shell access, and on Windows® machines using a Windows®-based access programme (ex. PuTTY). By logging on to your web space or server using SSH, you can manage your directories and files directly on the server on command line level. SSH provides strong authentication and secure communications over nonsecure channels. It is intended as a replacement for telnet, rlogin, and rsh.

In order to connect to your Root Server, you need an SSH client (on UNIX or Linux machines, this utility is included). If you like to connect to your server from a Windows® machine, you can use PuTTY. To download the programme and the documentation either visit Putty or go to 'Downloads' in the 1&1 Control Panel. To log on to your 1&1 Root Server proceed as follows:
Start your SSH client (ex. OpenSSH or PuTTY).

Enter the server name or IP address. Enter "root" as user name and the master password of your Root Server package. Find the login information in the 1&1 Control Panel under 'Package Administration' > 'Server Administration' > 'Server Data' in the section Your Server's Technical Data. Please make sure that no characters are displayed on your screen when entering your password (if the password shows, it will not be transmitted securely).

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