Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You can also install software which can change specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to perform anything you need. You can also generate various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. 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 that can be done using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you obtain a VPS servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes no website hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can change each part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, but you will also have a graphical interface accessible to take care of your world wide web content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice when you need to run any software that you cannot set up in a standard shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on your server, but the root access privileges are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans
that we provide, you'll have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you can't do with a shared website hosting account - to update the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, etcetera. You can order the server without any hosting Control Panel and do everything through a console, unless you install some third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your websites and many system settings. In all three cases, you'll have full control over your machine. The considerable amount of system resources that you will get makes our dedicated plans a fantastic choice for any kind of content that you would like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to manage, but the root access to such a machine is limited.