Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, including essential system files. You can also install software which can modify specific settings on the server throughout the, so that the installation can be done only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to do anything you would like. You can also create additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our Linux VPS servers feature different levels of access, in order to give you the option to pick the one you need, according to your level of experience and on what you want the server for. When you get a VPS with no Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you'll take care of everything using a console, unless you install a third-party software tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, but most of the things that are linked to your online content can be done through a graphical interface and not a console. You are able to set up many different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without a problem. If you obtain your virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access is restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to control.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options and any web content which you generate or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS that you have selected throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you are able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.