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    Shell hosting is What?

    Shell hosting is What?

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    Dec 2007
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    A provider will give you shell access (SSH usually) to their server in exchange for money. You can use it for various things but if you don't know what it is, chances are it won't do you much good to have it.
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    in simple terms, you have access to the "command prompt" of the server. Not needed for most people.
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    Most Shell Hosting are used for mIRC to create Ircd - BNC - Eggdrop.
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    Jun 2008
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    Shell Hosting = SSH Access to the Server
    If you good knowledge about SSH then you can have the Shell Hosting, if not, then its not used much

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    Shell is a console based environment through sytem which enables you to do variety of action. Its means you can manage your account through the shell. A full unrestricted SSH access to your hosting account allow you to compile your own eggdrops, bncs, and even more.
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    It is a network protocol that allows you to exchange data through a secure channel between two ... servers (computers). It is typical for Linux powered server environment. Shell or SSH makes possible for you to send information, passwords, in plaintext and to ensure that you benefit from encryption and integrity of data sent over Internet.
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    You will have Secure Shell access

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    May 2008
    You may not get shell but whats called 'jailed shell'. This is much like shell.
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    If you're still unsure after all that then.....
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    Not all providers usually give shell access but it is more access which is good.

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    I use it for MYSQL batch commands and importing large databases that cannot be imported in your standard phpmyadmin.

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    Some web hosting providers give that for the trusted customers only but some promote that as feature included by default to the account so called "shell hosting" (might appear as separated class of web hosting)

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    Apr 2009
    That is quite popular on the digital point forums. So I assume you can add them to the least of the places to do search

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    A Shell account allows the user to install his own linux application.

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    NJ, USA
    I can't honestly believe how poor these replies are at explaining what shell hosting is.

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