Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You may also install software that can change certain settings on the server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you are 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 will be able to do anything you would like. You can also make additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally 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 be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS servers
from us, you will 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 can modify each part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, yet you will also have a graphical interface accessible to manage your online content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice if you need to run any software that you are unable to install in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to manage the content on your server, however, the root access privileges are more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that we supply features full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements regarding the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a conventional shared web hosting package, our servers are the best solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content that you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and also most server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can install some third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have selected at registration. When you choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have limited root access, yet you'll still be able to do many different things using a Secure Shell console.