If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you'll be able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and also to make other users, including 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 is recommended that you create one more user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

When you buy a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three 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 will be able to update each part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make modifications, but you'll also have a graphical interface accessible to manage your online content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice when you need to run any software that you cannot set up in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on the 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 regardless of what package you select during the signup 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 three cases, you will be able to change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options as well as any website content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS that you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you are able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.