Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and change any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software that can update particular settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine at any time and you'll be able to do anything you need. You may also make additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
When you buy a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three 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 will be able to modify any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, however 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 wish to run any software which you can't set up in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect through SSH and to manage the content on the server, however, the root access rights will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
When you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will choose throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers give you the chance to run both very resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and apps which have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, because 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, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your site content will be controlled via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will receive a server with limited root access.