If you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another 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 a script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
When you obtain a virtual private servers
from us, you will 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'll be able to modify any part of the system through a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, but you will also have a graphical interface at your disposal to take care of your web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice when you would like to run any software that you can not install in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to take care of the content on the hosting server, however, the root access rights will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we offer gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements regarding the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a conventional shared web hosting plan, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and customize its settings as well as the content that you upload using a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and also most server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can always set up a third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, however you will still be able to do many different things using a Secure Shell console.