If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and modify any file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things as well as to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
If you purchase a virtual private servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can modify any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make modifications, yet you will also have a graphical interface accessible to manage your world wide web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice in case you would like to run any kind of software that you are unable to install in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to manage the content on your server, yet the root access rights will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each and every dedicated server
that we offer includes full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by a standard shared web hosting package, our servers will be the optimal solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and modify its settings and the content which you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to control everything related to your web content, and also the majority of server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always install a third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've chosen at registration. If you select our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you'll have restricted root access, however you will still be able to perform many different things using a Secure Shell console.