If you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you're able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This 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 everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you obtain a VPS servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server has no web hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make adjustments, yet you'll also have a graphical interface accessible to take care of your online content and many 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 can't install in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on the hosting server, yet the root access rights will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans that we offer, you'll have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you are unable to do using a shared web hosting account - to change the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and the like. You will be able to order the server without any hosting Control Panel and do everything with a console, unless you set up a third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your web sites and many system settings. In all three cases, you'll have full control over the machine. The significant amount of resources that you'll have makes our dedicated packages the best choice for any kind of content that you would like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are simpler to manage, however the root access to such a machine is restricted.