Having root-level access to a server means that you will be able to view and change any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You may also install software which can modify specific settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be done only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you'd like. You may also make additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS servers from our company, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can update each part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, however you will also have a graphical interface available to control your world wide web content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice if you need to run any software that you are unable to set up in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on the hosting server, but the root access privileges are more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll pick throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and apps that have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the server has to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your web content can be managed through a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will have a server with restricted root access.