Having root-level access to your server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You can also set up software which can update specific settings on the server throughout the, so the installation can be done only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to do anything you want. You can also create other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that you can do using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
Our Linux VPS web hosting packages
include different levels of access, to give you the option to select the one you need, according to your level of experience and on what you need the server for. When you get a VPS without any Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you'll manage everything using a console, unless you set up some third-party software tool. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel website hosting Control Panel also feature full root access, yet most of the things that are linked to your online content can be done using a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to set up many different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. If you order your virtual hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is limited. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to control.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our plans you will pick during the registration process. The very same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your web content can be managed through a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with limited root access.