Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software which can modify particular settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you will be able to do anything you'd like. You can also make other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

When you purchase a virtual private servers from our company, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server features no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, but you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to manage your world wide web content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice when you want to run any software that you cannot install in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on the server, yet the root access rights will be more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our plans you will choose throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the option to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your website hosting server should be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings as well as your web content will be controlled through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with restricted root access.