Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and change any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also install software which can update specific settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to perform anything you'd like. You can also create various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
The Linux VPS web hosting that we offer are appropriate for various purposes, depending on what you would like to set up and run on them and what experience you have. If the hosting server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to take care of your online content through a graphical interface, whereas you may still install server-side apps that may be needed by your Internet sites and even by offline apps, for instance VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there will be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. That way, you can pick the virtual server package that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you select 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 will select during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the option to run both very resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and applications which have particular requirements as to what the program environment on the website hosting server should be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives 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 and your web content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.