If you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make another 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 required by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
If you order a virtual private servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no hosting Control Panel at all, or when 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 can still use SSH to connect and to make adjustments, still you will also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your web content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice if you want to run any software which you are unable to set up in a standard shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to control the content on your server, but the root access privileges are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our plans you will choose during the registration process. The very same is valid if you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and applications which have particular requirements as to what the software environment on the web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your web content will be controlled via a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with restricted root access.