When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over 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 will be able to both access and modify any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes 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 modify any part of the system through a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, but you will also have a graphical interface available to control your web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice when you wish to run any kind of software which you cannot set up in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on your server, but the root access privileges will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that we provide includes full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements about the server software setting that cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared web hosting package, our servers will be the optimal solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content which you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, and most server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always install a third-party software tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen at signup. If you choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you will still be able to perform a number of things using a Secure Shell console.