Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and update any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software that can modify specific settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you would like. You can also create other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that you can do through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
If you purchase a virtual private servers from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no website hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to change each part of the system through a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make adjustments, but you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to manage your online content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice if you would like to run any kind of software that you are unable to install in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on the server, but the root access privileges will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server that we offer comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements regarding the server software setting that cannot be fulfilled by a standard shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the optimal solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and customize its settings and the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you've selected at registration. If you select our Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, yet you will still be able to perform a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.