Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You may also set up software that can update specific settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you can do anything you'd like. You can also generate various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks which can be done via other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

When you order a VPS servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you will be able to change any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make modifications, but you'll also have a graphical interface at your disposal to manage your online content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice when you wish to run any software which you can not set up in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by way of SSH and to control the content on your server, however, the root access rights are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll pick during the registration process. Exactly the same is valid if you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. All our servers give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the server has to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.