When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you'll be able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

If you purchase a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no web hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can change each part of the system through a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, still you'll also have a graphical interface at your disposal to take care of your web content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice in case you wish to run any kind of software which you are unable to set up in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to control the content on your server, however, the root access privileges will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you select during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you'll be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage various server-side options as well as any web content that you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS that you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you'll be able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.