When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and customize 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 also to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you buy a VPS servers from our company, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server comes with no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update each part of the system via a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make modifications, however you will also have a graphical interface accessible to take care of your web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice if you need to run any software that you can not set up in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect through SSH and to control the content on the hosting server, but the root access privileges are more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you pick throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options and any site content that you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no 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 is compatible with the Operating System which you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you are able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.