If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection 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 daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software that may be required by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

If you buy a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server includes no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can update each part of the system via a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, yet you'll also have a graphical interface available to control your world wide web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans an excellent choice when you wish to run any kind of software which you cannot set up in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect via SSH and to take care of the content on the hosting server, yet the root access rights are more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each and every dedicated server that we provide includes full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements with regard to the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared web hosting plan, our servers are the right solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you can access the server and customize its settings as well as the content that you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and most server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can set up some third-party software tool manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've selected at signup. If you choose our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you'll have limited root access, however you'll still be able to perform quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.