Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software which can update particular settings on the server during the process, 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'll be able to perform anything you would like. You can also make various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etcetera. 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 that can be done using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

If you purchase a VPS servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no hosting Control Panel at all, or in case you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to modify each part of the system using a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make adjustments, however you will also have a graphical interface accessible to control your online content and most of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice if you wish to run any software which you can't install in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to control the content on your hosting server, yet the root access privileges will be more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each and every dedicated server that we offer includes full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements regarding the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared hosting package, our servers will be the most suitable solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and customize its settings as well as the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can always install some third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have selected at registration. When you choose the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you will have restricted root access, but you will still be able to do a number of things using a Secure Shell console.