Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software which can modify specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine at any time and you can perform anything you'd like. You can also make various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done via other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

When you get a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server features no web 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 from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make modifications, however you'll also have a graphical interface accessible to control your web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice when you need to run any kind of software that you cannot install in a regular shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect through SSH and to manage the content on your hosting server, yet the root access privileges are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that we offer comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements about the server software environment which can't be fulfilled by a standard shared web hosting plan, our servers will be the optimal solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you can access the server and update its settings as well as the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, and also most server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always install a third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you have chosen at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, however you will still be able to do a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.