Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You may also install software that can update particular settings on your server throughout the, so the installation is possible only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to do anything you'd like. You can also make other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
When you obtain a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes 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 can still use SSH to connect and to make changes, yet you will also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your online content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice in case you need to run any kind of software that you cannot install in a standard 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 are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages ideal for multi-media applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and any web content that you create or upload, while when you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System which you have selected throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option which you're able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.