If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you can both access and change 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 do all these things and to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
When you purchase a virtual private servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update each part of the system via a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make modifications, still you'll also have a graphical interface accessible to take care of your world wide web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice when you wish to run any software which you cannot set up in a standard shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on your server, yet the root access rights will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we offer gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements regarding the server software setting that cannot be fulfilled by a standard shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the most suitable solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content that you upload using a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, and the majority of server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can install a third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen at signup. If you choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have limited root access, but you can still perform quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.