Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software which can modify certain settings on the server during the process, so that 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 the machine at any time and you will be able to perform anything you would like. You can also make other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
When you order a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features 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 using a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, however you'll also have a graphical interface accessible to manage your online content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice if you would like to run any software that you can't install in an ordinary shared web 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 your hosting server, yet the root access privileges are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
When 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 plans you'll pick during the signup process. The very same is valid when you decide not to use a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be set up 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 acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings along with your site content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with restricted root access.