Having root-level access to your server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software which can change certain settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation can be done only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over your machine at any time and you'll be able to perform anything you need. You may also generate other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. 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 you can do through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You will be able to manage your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the package that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be controlled through a user-friendly web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will need to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and / or custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll select during the registration process. The exact same is valid when you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a standard shared hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the web hosting server has to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings as well as your website content will be managed via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with limited root access.