Having root-level access to a server means that you will be able to view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also install 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 latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you'd like. You can also create various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etcetera. 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 that can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our VPS servers
feature different levels of access, in order to give you the option to select the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you want the server for. When you acquire a VPS without Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you'll manage everything using a console, unless you set up a third-party tool. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, however most of the things which are linked to your web content can be done via a graphical interface and not a console. You can set up various frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. When you order the virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to take care of.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
In case you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our packages you'll choose during the registration process. The exact same is valid when you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the option to run both very resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared web hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server has to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your website content will be controlled through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will have a server with restricted root access.