Having root-level access to your server signifies that you can view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You can also install software which can update certain settings on the server throughout the, so that the installation can be performed only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you want. You can also generate additional users either with similar 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 is generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you get a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no website hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you will be able to modify any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, but you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to control your web content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice if you need to run any software which you can not install in an ordinary shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect through SSH and to take care of the content on the server, yet the root access privileges will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options and also any website content that you generate or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you are able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.