Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and update any file on it, including important system files. You can also set up software which can modify particular settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you need. You may also create other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our VPS web hosting plans
feature different degrees of access, in order to give you the option to select the one you need, according to your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. If you buy a VPS without Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you can manage everything using a console, unless you set up a third-party tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel hosting Control Panel also feature full root access, however most of the things which are related to your online content can be performed via a graphical interface and not a console. You can set up various different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without a problem. When you order your virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access will be restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to manage.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server
regardless of what package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you will be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control various server-side options as well as any web content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System that you have selected throughout the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option that you can pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.