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1. Common Unix/Linux shell commands.
2. Do you support ssh to access your shell accounts or just telnet?
3. Can I run any program I'd like to from my shell account?

 
Unix Description
The servers DreamHost uses to host your website all run the unix-like operating system known as Linux (specifically, Debian Linux). Some of our hosting plans allow you to get a "shell account" on our server, which allows you to access unix commands. Although it can be intimidating at first, learning even just a little bit of how unix works can really help make your hosting experience a better one!

Last updated: May 23, 2002.

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Question Common Unix/Linux shell commands.
After you telnet in to your DreamHost account, you will be presented with a '$' character (which could be different if you've changed the shell for your account). This is what is known as a prompt - a... (more)
Question Do you support ssh to access your shell accounts or just telnet?
We support and encourage the use of ssh to access shell user accounts on our servers! We take security very seriously here and it helps us a lot if our users practice good sercurity habits as we... (more)
Question Can I run any program I'd like to from my shell account?
You must be responsible in your use of the shell account. None of your programs may attempt to breach the security of our system or any other, nor try and interact with other users. The primar... (more)