When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you get a VPS servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server has no 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 any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, still you'll also have a graphical interface available to manage your world wide web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice if you would like to run any kind of software that you cannot install in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect through SSH and to take care of the content on your server, yet the root access rights will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you select 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 packages you'll pick during the signup process. The same is valid if you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the option to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a standard shared hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server has 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 aforementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your web content will be controlled via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will have a server with restricted root access.