If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and change any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things and also to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you obtain a VPS servers from our company, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no website hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, yet you will also have a graphical interface accessible to control your web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice if you need to run any software that you can't install in a regular shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to manage the content on your hosting server, however, the root access privileges will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans which we offer, you'll have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you can't do using a shared web hosting account - to customize the server-side PHP settings, to install frameworks or media streaming software, etc. You may order the server with no website hosting Control Panel and do everything using a console, unless you set up a third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to control your websites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you will have full control of your machine. The tremendous amount of system resources which you'll have makes our dedicated packages a fantastic choice for any type of content that you'd like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to maintain, but the root access to such a machine is limited.