Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, including important system files. You may also install software which can change particular settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you need. You can also generate various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done 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 Servers
Our Linux VPS servers come with different degrees 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 need the server for. If you purchase a VPS without any Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you'll take care of everything from a console, unless you set up a third-party tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also include full root access, but most of the things that are related to your web content can be done through a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to install many different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. If you get your virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access is restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to control.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll pick during the registration process. The very same is valid if you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers will provide you with the option to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and apps that have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your website hosting server should be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without having 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 via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with limited root access.