When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and update any 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 perform all these things as well as to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

When you acquire a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update each part of the system from a Secure Shell console, while 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 accessible to manage your world wide web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice if you wish to run any kind of software which you are unable to install in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by using SSH and to take care of the content on your hosting server, but the root access rights are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you'll be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements that can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options as well as any site content that you generate or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option that you will be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.