When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll 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 setting on the server, and you're able to both access and change any file, which includes system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and also to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software which may be required by some script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

When you obtain a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three 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 modify each part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, yet you'll 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 plans a very good choice in case you want to run any kind of software which you can't install in a standard shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to manage the content on your hosting server, but the root access rights will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

Each and every dedicated server that we supply includes full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared hosting package, our servers will be the most suitable solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content which you upload using a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always install some third-party software tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have selected at registration. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you'll still be able to do a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.