Having root-level access to your server signifies that you will be able to view and change any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software which can change certain settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you can do anything you need. You can also generate various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you actually 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 to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server has no hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can modify any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make modifications, but you'll also have a graphical interface accessible to control your online content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice in case you would like to run any kind of software that you can't install in a regular shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect through SSH and to manage the content on the hosting server, but the root access rights will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
In case you pick 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 plans you'll select during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All our servers give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and apps that have certain requirements as to what the software environment on your website hosting server has to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices 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 and your site content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll get a server with limited root access.