Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also set up software that can modify specific settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be performed only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to do anything you'd like. You can also make various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks you can do 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
When you order a VPS servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server comes with no website hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, still you will also have a graphical interface at your disposal to take care of your web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice when you wish to run any software that you cannot install in a standard shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect through SSH and to manage the content on the server, however, the root access privileges will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you'll pick throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps which have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your website content can be controlled through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will receive a server with limited root access.