If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side application regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and customize any file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be required by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
If you buy a VPS servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server features no web hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make modifications, yet you will also have a graphical interface accessible to manage your online content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice when you need to run any kind of software that you cannot install in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect through SSH and to control the content on the hosting server, yet the root access rights will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you will choose throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid when you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. All our servers will provide you with the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a shared website hosting account and applications that have specific requirements as to what the program environment on the website hosting server has to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your website content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with restricted root access.