Having root-level access to your server signifies that you can view and change any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software that can modify certain settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to perform anything you'd like. You may also generate various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks which can be done via other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

When you get a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server has 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 change each part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, yet you'll also have a graphical interface accessible to control your online content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice in case you need to run any software that you can't set up in a regular shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to control the content on your hosting server, yet the root access privileges are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that we provide includes full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you'd like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements with regard to the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared website hosting package, our servers will be the right solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and customize its settings and the content that you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and also the majority of server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you may always install a third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen at signup. When you pick our Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have restricted root access, yet you will still be able to perform a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.