If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and customize any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software that may be required by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
If you obtain a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 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 will be able to update any part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, but you'll also have a graphical interface available to take care of your web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice in case you want to run any kind of software which you can not set up in a standard shared web 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 hosting server, yet the root access privileges are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of various server-side options and also any web content that you create or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll 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 which you have selected during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you will be able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.