Linux shell accounts
Some of our packages include shell access (via SSH) to a server running Ubuntu Linux. This is provided both as an additional method for experienced users to manipulate their websites, and for running other software; we provide a number of common and less-common console-based software packages. Here is a small sample of what is available:
- The standard shells (bash, tcsh, zsh) and GNU utilities
- GNU screen, to maintain multiple persistent sessions
- Mail clients (pine, mutt)
- IRC clients (irssi)
- File management utilities (mc)
- Editors (vim, mcedit, nano, pico, emacs)
- Console-based web browsers (lynx, w3m, links)
- Scripting languages (bash, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP 5, awk, ...)
- Cron and at for job scheduling
We make extensive use of the shell server ourselves, so we try to make it as fully-featured as possible. If you would like an extra piece of software installing that we haven't already provided, we will usually be happy to do so provided it is in the Ubuntu archive.
Shell access is enabled on request, and is subject to a fair use policy; any activity which has a detrimental effect on the quality of service for other users will not be tolerated. If you are an existing customer, contact us if you would like to request shell access.