Having full root-level access signifies that you'll be able to access and customize any kind of file on a particular server, which includes 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 efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level through a root user, who has full privileges to do all of the abovementioned tasks. The root user can also generate various other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have one more account for routine tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do a specific task on the hosting server. The root-level access function gives you full control over your server from any kind of location, given that you know the user credentials.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

When you get a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no web hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, but you will also have a graphical interface at your disposal to control your web content and almost all of 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 set up in a regular 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, however, the root access rights will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you'll select during the registration process. The exact same is valid if you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. All our servers will provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared web hosting account and applications that have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server should be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives 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 along with your site content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.