When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you're able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and also to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by some script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

When you acquire a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server comes with no web hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, yet you will also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your web content and most 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 that you cannot set up in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by way of SSH and to take care of the content on the hosting server, yet the root access rights are more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you choose during 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 are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any site content that you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS which you've selected throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you'll be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.