If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you can both access and customize any file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things as well as to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need 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 order a virtual private 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 throughout the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to modify 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, but you'll also have a graphical interface available to control your online content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice if you would like to run any kind of software which you can not install in a regular shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by using SSH and to manage the content on the server, yet the root access rights are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you'll select during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the option to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the hosting 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 aforementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with limited root access.