Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, including essential system files. You can also set up software which can update particular settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you're signed 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 will be able to do anything you'd like. You may also make various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally 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 connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

If you buy a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can change any part of the system via a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, but you will also have a graphical interface available to control your web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice when you would like to run any software which you are unable to set up 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, but the root access privileges will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options as well as any web content which you generate or upload, while if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you've chosen during the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you're able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.