When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side app regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you'll be able to both access and modify any file, which includes system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and use 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 wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you buy a VPS servers
from our company, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no web 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 change each 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 modifications, however you'll also have a graphical interface available to manage your online content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice when you would like to run any software which you are unable to install in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to take care of the content on the server, yet the root access privileges will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you choose 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 will select during the registration process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and apps that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your website content will be controlled through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with limited root access.