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In this article I'll be going over some common things you might want to try out after just getting root access on either your VPS (Virtual Private Server) or dedicated server.

What is root access?

The root user on a server is the user account with the highest level of access and privileges to all of your files, logs, and settings on the server. This user can also commonly be referred to as the administrator account of the server.

When you connect to your server via SSH as the root user, or you login to WHM you'll have more access and options available.

This is just a breif break-down of what you can do with root access:

  • Edit any file on the server
  • Install server wide applications
  • Configure server-wide applications like Apache or MySQL

Things that require root access

Below is a collection of our articles that demonstrates some of the things that you can accomplish when you already have root access on your server.

You should now have a good understanding of what you can do with your newly granted root access to your server.

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2015-06-29 8:28 pm

Setting up my own nameservers also requires it.

I know because I just tried in WHM in my new Inmotion account and the screen is missing the "Assign IP address" button and the "Add an A entry for this nameserver" button as well as th entire "The root account's default nameservers used when root creates an account" option.

Urggg!  (thanks)

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