When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and update any file, including system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
If you acquire a virtual private servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no website hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can modify any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, yet you will also have a graphical interface at your disposal to take care of your web content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice if you would like to run any software which you cannot set up in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect through SSH and to take care of the content on the server, but the root access privileges are more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our packages you will pick throughout the signup process. The very same is valid if you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a shared website hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings as well as your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll receive a server with limited root access.