When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you'll be able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The 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 employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
If you acquire a virtual private servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no website hosting Control Panel at all, or when 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, while in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make adjustments, but you will also have a graphical interface available to manage your online content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice in case you need to run any software which you cannot set up in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by way of SSH and to manage the content on the hosting server, but the root access rights are more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our packages you'll pick during the registration process. The very same is valid when you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and applications which have particular requirements as to what the program environment on your website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your web content can be managed through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.