Having full root-level access means that you can access and update every file on a specific server, including all the system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software that may be required by certain scripts and even offline applications in order to function properly. A server is accessed at the root level through a root user, which has full privileges to perform all the abovementioned tasks. Your root user can also create other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have a different account for everyday tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do some task on the website hosting server. The root-level access function will give you full control of your server from any existing location, as long as you have the user credentials.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

When you obtain 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 if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you can update any part of the system via a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you can still use SSH to connect and to make changes, however you'll also have a graphical interface at your disposal to control your online content and almost all of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice when you wish to run any kind of software that you can not set up in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect through SSH and to take care of the content on your server, but the root access privileges are more restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans which we supply, you'll have full root-level access and you can do anything that you cannot do using a shared hosting account - to customize the server-side PHP settings, to install frameworks or media streaming software, etcetera. You'll be able to order the server without web hosting Control Panel and do everything with a console, unless you set up a third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your Internet sites and many system settings. In all three cases, you will have complete control over the server. The huge amount of system resources that you will get makes our dedicated packages the best choice for any type of content that you'd like to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to control, still the root access to such a machine is limited.