Communicating with the server via SSH

This section applies only to UNIX hosting plans.

AccountManager provides a Web-based interface that enables you to connect to and communicate with your UNIX Web server via SSH (Secure Shell). This tool, which uses the MindTerm Secure Shell (SSH) client from AppGate, enables secure remote access to an SSH-enabled server. For example, your site's administrator can log in to AccountManager and access your Web servers from a remote location (such as at home, or from a hotel room) to check activity logs, monitor system performance or update user access privileges and be assured that the connection is secured.

To launch the SSH tool:

  1. In AccountManager, click Website Tools. The Website Tools main page appears.
  2. Click Web Based SSH. This page provides an overview of the SSH Client.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click Login. A security warning displays. This warning is designed to ensure that the application is provided by a trusted source.

    You can prevent this warning from displaying in the future by selecting the Always trust content from NetNation Corporation check box.

  4. Click Yes to continue. The MindTerm license agreement displays.
  5. Review the license agreement and then click Accept. The MindTerm Client launches within the AccountManager main window.