If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and change any file, including system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

If you get a virtual private servers from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no website hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can update each part of the system through a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make modifications, yet you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to manage your world wide web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice if you need to run any kind of software that you cannot install in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on the server, yet the root access privileges are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our plans you'll select during the signup process. The same is valid when you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers will provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a shared website hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your web content will be managed via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will have a server with restricted root access.