Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and change any file on it, including essential system files. You can also set up software that can update particular settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can perform anything you need. You may also generate various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do via other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You will be able to take care of your new VPS servers
at the root level whatever the package that you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled via an easy to work with web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will have to make everything using a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and custom content on it all of the time, which makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application which you cannot 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 last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that we offer gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements about the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a standard shared hosting plan, our servers will be the optimal solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content which you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, and the majority of server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up some third-party software tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you have selected at registration. When you choose the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, however you'll still be able to do a number of things using a Secure Shell console.