If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you will be able to both access and modify any file, which includes system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
If you purchase a VPS servers
from our company, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no website hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make adjustments, but you will also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your online content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice if you wish to run any software that you can not install in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect via SSH and to control the content on the hosting server, however, the root access rights will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
In case you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our packages you will select throughout the registration process. The same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the possibility to run both very resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your server has to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings and your website content will be controlled through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.