If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you'll be able to both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and also to create 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 daily work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
If you purchase a VPS servers
from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server has no website 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 with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, yet you will also have a graphical interface at your disposal to manage your online content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice if you would like to run any software that you can not install in a regular shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to manage the content on your server, but the root access privileges will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our plans you'll pick throughout the signup process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your web hosting server should be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as 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 via a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your site content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll get a server with limited root access.