When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you can both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software which may be required by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you acquire a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server features no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to modify any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, however you will also have a graphical interface accessible to manage your web content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice in case you would like to run any kind of software that you cannot set up in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on your server, yet the root access privileges will be more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you'll select throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the possibility to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and applications that have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your website content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with restricted root access.