Having root-level access to your server signifies that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes important system files. You may also install software which can change certain settings on your server throughout the, so the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you need. You may also create various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that you can do using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You will be able to control your new virtual private servers
at the root level regardless of the package that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled from a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to make everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you'll pick throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and applications that have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your hosting server has to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your site content will be controlled via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with limited root access.