When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and change any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS servers from our company, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no website hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you will be able to change any part of the system via a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make adjustments, still you will also have a graphical interface accessible to manage your world wide web content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice in case you want to run any kind of software that you can not set up in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to manage the content on the hosting server, however, the root access rights are more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you choose during the registration 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 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any website content that you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you can choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.