If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software that may be required by a script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

If you buy a virtual private servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server has no website hosting Control Panel at all, or when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you can modify any part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make changes, but you'll also have a graphical interface you can use to take care of your online content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice when you want to run any kind of software which you can not install in a regular shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by way of SSH and to take care of the content on your hosting server, however, the root access privileges are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each and every dedicated server that we offer features full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you'd like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements regarding the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a standard shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the most suitable solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always set up some third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you have selected at registration. When you select the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have limited root access, however you will still be able to perform a number of things using a Secure Shell console.