If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by some script-driven application that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you buy a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server features no website hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to change any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, still you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your web content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice when you would like to run any software that you can't install in a regular shared 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, but the root access privileges will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you pick throughout the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages perfect for multi-media apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and any website content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you can choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.