Having root-level access to a server signifies that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also install software that can modify particular settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine at any time and you can do anything you'd like. You may also make additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you order a VPS servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server has no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you will be able to modify each part of the system through a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, still you will also have a graphical interface available to take care of your web content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice if you want to run any software which you are unable to set up in an ordinary shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect through SSH and to manage the content on the server, however, the root access rights will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that we supply gives you full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements about the server software environment that cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared hosting plan, our servers will be the right solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, and also most server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you have selected at registration. When you choose the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you'll have limited root access, but you can still perform a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.