Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and update any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You may also install software which can change specific settings on the server throughout the, so the installation can be done 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 want. You can also make additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do using 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
Our VPS servers come with different degrees of access, to give you the option to choose the one you need, based on your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. When you purchase a VPS without any Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you can control everything using a console, unless you install a third-party tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel website hosting Control Panel also include full root access, yet most of the things which are related to your world-wide web content can be done via a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to set up various frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without a problem. When you obtain your virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access will be restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to take care of.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you'll choose throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid when you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared hosting account and apps that have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your website hosting server should be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings along with your website content can be controlled via a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with limited root access.