If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side application no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and update any file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you buy a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server has no hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can modify each part of the system from a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make adjustments, but you'll also have a graphical interface at your disposal to take care of your web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice in case you need to run any software that you cannot set up in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by way of SSH and to manage the content on your hosting server, but the root access rights will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

In case you select 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 plans you will pick during the signup process. The very same is valid when you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on your hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your website content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with restricted root access.