When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and also to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
When you buy a virtual private 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 throughout the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to change any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make modifications, yet you will also have a graphical interface available to take care of your web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice in case you need to run any kind of software which you cannot 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 the hosting server, however, the root access rights are more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server
regardless of what package you select during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and also any web content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System which you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you'll be able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.