When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things and to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you acquire a VPS servers
from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server has no hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update any part of the system from a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, still you'll also have a graphical interface at your disposal to manage your online content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice in case you wish to run any kind of software which you cannot set up in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to take care of the content on the server, yet the root access rights are more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you get one of the dedicated servers
which we provide, you'll have full root-level access and you can do anything that you cannot do with a shared website hosting account - to update the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and the like. You can order the server without any website hosting Control Panel and do everything from a console, unless you set up some third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to manage your websites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you will have full control over the machine. The significant amount of system resources that you'll have makes our dedicated packages the best choice for any type of content that you'd like to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to manage, but the root access to such a machine is limited.