Having full root-level access signifies that you'll be able to access and modify any file on a selected server, including all system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software that may be required by specific scripts and even offline applications in order to function properly. A server is accessed at the root level through a root user, who has full privileges to do all of the aforementioned things. Your root user may also make other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have a different account for routine tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform a specific task on the website hosting server. The root-level access function will give you full control of your server from any existing location, given that you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
If you buy a virtual private servers
from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 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 will be able to change any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, yet you will also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your world wide web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages an excellent choice in case you need to run any software that you are unable to set up in a regular shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to take care of the content on your hosting server, but the root access privileges are more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you'll choose during the signup process. The same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. All our servers will provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned choices is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your site content can be managed via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with limited root access.