Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software that can change particular settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation can be done only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can do anything you need. You can also create various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks you can do via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no web hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can modify any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make modifications, but you'll also have a graphical interface at your disposal to manage your web content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice if you wish to run any kind of software which you can't install in an ordinary shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to control the content on your server, yet the root access privileges will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our packages you'll choose throughout the signup process. The exact same is valid when you decide not to use a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the option to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the software environment on your web hosting server needs to 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 abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your website content will be controlled through a graphical interface. When you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will have a server with limited root access.