Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You may also set up software which can modify specific settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be performed only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you need. You may also make additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks which can be done through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you order a VPS servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can change any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make changes, but you'll 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 when you would like to run any software which you can not install in a regular shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by way of SSH and to control the content on your server, but the root access privileges are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server
that we provide includes full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements about the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content which you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can install some third-party software tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen at signup. When you choose the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you'll have restricted root access, yet you will still be able to do quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.