Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also set up software which can change specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation is possible only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. 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 make additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks you can do through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
When you acquire a virtual private servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server features no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you will be able to update any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, however you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your world wide web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice if you need to run any kind of software that you cannot install in a regular shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on your server, but the root access privileges are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
In case you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our packages you'll pick throughout the signup process. The exact same is valid when you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and apps that have particular requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings as well as your site content will be managed through a graphical interface. When you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.