Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software which can update particular settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can do anything you would like. You can also make other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our VPS web hosting plans come with different degrees of access, in order to give you the option to pick the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. If you get a VPS without Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you will control everything from a console, unless you install a third-party software instrument. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also feature full root access, however most of the things which are related to your online content can be done via a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to install different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. When you get the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is reduced. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to control.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no 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, which makes our server plans suitable for multi-media applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage a variety of server-side options and any website content that you generate or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you've chosen during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.