If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and update 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 who has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to create other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you order a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no web hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to change any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, however you will also have a graphical interface available to manage your world wide web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice if you wish to run any software that you cannot set up in an ordinary 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 your hosting server, yet the root access rights will be more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will pick throughout the signup process. The exact same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps that have specific requirements as to what the program environment on the server has to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your site content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.