When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you are able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things and to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you buy a VPS servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server comes with no web hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to change each part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, however you will also have a graphical interface accessible to take care of your world wide web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice if you wish to run any software which you can't install in an ordinary shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to manage the content on your server, but the root access rights are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you select during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and also any web content that you create or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS which you have selected throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option which you're able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.