When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

When you acquire a VPS servers from us, you will have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can change each part of the system with a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH to connect and to make modifications, but you'll also have a graphical interface at your disposal to control your world wide web content and almost all the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a great choice when you wish to run any software that you cannot install in a standard shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you'll be able to connect by using SSH and to control the content on your hosting server, but the root access rights are more limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans that we supply, you will have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you are unable to do with a shared web hosting account - to modify the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and the like. You'll be able to order the server with no web hosting Control Panel and do everything from a console, unless you set up some third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your sites and many system settings. In all three cases, you will have full control of the server. The considerable amount of system resources which you will get makes our dedicated plans the perfect choice for any type of content that you'd like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to control, however the root access to such a machine will be limited.