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Title: What is Root Access and How To Obtain It?
Post by: Alisha on March 04, 2017, 05:33:58 PM
Hello People,

Hope you all are doing well! I am new to web hosting and had a query regarding the same. I am planning to purchase a hosting plan but want to know every term of it in detail. Recently I came across the term "root access", can anyone please guide me with my query?  :)
Title: Re: What is Root Access and How To Obtain It?
Post by: komalnerkar on March 04, 2017, 05:43:22 PM
Administrator can edit and access any files on server to perform any tasks he need to. Similarly Linux has the admin account known as Root. The root user can perform much more tasks when compared to any standard users. Tasks that only root user can perform and not standard users are:

-   Install server wide application
-   Configure server wide application such as Apache or MySQL
-   Edit any file on the server

Root access can be provided on VPS and Dedicated hosting accounts. Root access is given by default by the hosting provider to you as the VPS or dedicated server user. Root users have all the rights to edit files on the server. All you need to do is signup for VPS  (https://www.milesweb.com/vps-hosting.php) or dedicated hosting (https://www.milesweb.com/dedicated-servers.php) plans.

May I know what type of website you want to host?
 :)
Title: Re: What is Root Access and How To Obtain It?
Post by: Alisha on March 06, 2017, 01:09:15 PM
Thank You Komal for the information.  :)

I have a website that showcases best photography.
Title: Re: What is Root Access and How To Obtain It?
Post by: komalnerkar on March 06, 2017, 01:30:43 PM
If you are planning to host your photography website than you can opt for Shared Hosting (https://www.milesweb.com/cpanel-hosting.php) Plan. You can go through MilesWeb's Value plan. Find the below details for the same:

Value Plan
Free .in or .co.in
Unlimited SSD Space
Unlimited Bandwidth
Free SSL Certificate
cPanel + Softaculous
Unlimited MySQL DB's
Spam Experts
Unlimited Email Accounts
Price : Monthly 227 INR
Title: Re: What is Root Access and How To Obtain It?
Post by: Amrit on March 10, 2017, 12:59:57 PM
Hello Komal,

What kind of hosting should I prefer for my online apparel store?  :-\