When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you're able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things as well as to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
When you order a virtual private servers
from our company, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server has no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can modify each part of the system via a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make modifications, still you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to control your world wide web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice when you wish to run any kind of software which you can not install in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on the hosting server, yet the root access rights will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our plans you will pick throughout the signup process. The exact same is valid when you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the chance to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your website hosting server has to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings along with your site content can be managed through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with limited root access.