Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and update any file on it, including essential system files. You may also set up software which can update specific settings on the server throughout the, so the installation can be done only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can do anything you'd like. You can also create additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update each part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, yet you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to control your world wide web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice when you would like to run any kind of software which you can't set up in a regular shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to take care of the content on your hosting server, yet the root access rights are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options as well as any site content that you create or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS which you've chosen during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you will be able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.