Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You may also install software which can update specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you can do anything you need. You can also generate various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

If you obtain a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server has no website hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, but you will also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice in case you need to run any kind of software which you can not set up in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect through SSH and to take care of the content on your hosting server, however, the root access rights are more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

If you get one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we supply, you will have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you are unable to do with a shared web hosting account - to customize the server-side PHP settings, to install frameworks or media streaming software, and many others. You can order the server without any hosting Control Panel and do everything through a console, unless you set up some third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to control your sites and many system settings. In all three cases, you'll have complete control over the server. The huge amount of system resources that you'll have makes our dedicated plans the perfect choice for any type of content that you wish to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are easier to control, but the root access to such a machine is limited.