Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software which can modify certain settings on the server throughout the, so that the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine at any time and you can perform anything you need. You may also create various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you require them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done via other accounts. You may 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
You're able to control your new virtual private servers
at the root level regardless of the package that you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed from an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system or custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
When you get one of the dedicated hosting services
which we supply, you will have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you can't do with a shared website hosting account - to change the server-side PHP settings, to install frameworks or media streaming software, etc. You may order the server without any website hosting Control Panel and do everything from a console, unless you install a third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to manage your websites and many system settings. In all three cases, you'll have complete control of the server. The huge amount of resources which you'll have makes our dedicated packages the best choice for any type of content that you would like to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are simpler to manage, still the root access to such a machine is restricted.