Having root-level access to your server signifies that you can view and modify any file on it, including essential system files. You can also install software that can change particular settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you need. You can also create additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done using 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 Servers
If you obtain a VPS servers
from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server has no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update any part of the system through a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, still you'll also have a graphical interface available to control your world wide web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice if you need to run any software that you can not install in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on your server, yet the root access rights will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that we offer comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements regarding the server software environment that can't be fulfilled by an ordinary shared web hosting plan, our servers will be the right solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and customize its settings and the content that you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, and also most server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've chosen at registration. If you choose our Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, but you can still perform a number of things through a Secure Shell console.