Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You can also set up software which can change certain settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you want. You can also generate other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

When you acquire a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server includes no hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can change any part of the system through a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still 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 need to run any software that you can't set up in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on your server, yet the root access privileges are more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that we offer gives you full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements about the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by a conventional shared web hosting plan, our servers will be the optimal solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and customize its settings and the content which you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can set up a third-party instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have chosen at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have restricted root access, but you can still do a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.