When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes no hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can change any part of the system through a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, however you will also have a graphical interface accessible to take care of your world wide web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice if you need to run any software which you cannot set up in a standard shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on the hosting server, yet the root access rights are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you choose throughout the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you will be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages perfect for multi-media apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage various server-side options and any site content which you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System which you have selected during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you can pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.