Using Xubuntu 13.04 x64

I have seen a presenter using a Mac laptop where he can use the terminal to SSH to several servers. What is cool was that he could set different background color for each session so that it make more obvious to distinguish the target server, especially the more important ones.

Is there anything similar in Linux? With Xubuntu, I can have tabs, but the background color is identical for all sessions.

Thanks for any advice.