Having root-level access to a server signifies that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, including important system files. You can also install software which can update particular settings on the server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine at any time and you can perform anything you want. You can also create various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you require them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
If you acquire a VPS servers
from our company, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes no 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 update any part of the system via a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, but you will also have a graphical interface available to take care of your world wide web content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice if you want to run any software that you cannot set up in a regular shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect via SSH and to control the content on the server, however, 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 will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our packages you will pick throughout the registration process. The very same is valid if you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your web content will be controlled via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will have a server with limited root access.