When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you'll be able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make one more 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 Web Hosting
When you purchase a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no website hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you will be able to change each part of the system through a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, still you'll also have a graphical interface available to manage your world wide web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice if you wish to run any kind of software that you can not set up in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to control the content on the hosting server, however, the root access rights are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you select during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you're able to change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media applications with specific requirements that can't be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of various server-side options as well as any site content which you generate or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the OS which you have selected during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you're able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.