If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side app no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you'll be able to both access and modify any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things and to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no web hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you will be able to update each part of the system with a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, but you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to manage your world wide web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice when you want to run any kind of software which you can't set up in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by way of SSH and to take care of the content on your hosting server, yet the root access privileges will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that we offer comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software environment that can't be fulfilled by a regular shared website hosting plan, our servers are the most suitable solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and change its settings and the content which you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to control everything related to your web content, and most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always install a third-party software tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have selected at registration. If you pick our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have restricted root access, but you will still be able to do a number of things through a Secure Shell console.