To get the most out of your VPS Hosting server, at some point you may need to install an application or change a configuration file that will require root/admin access. You can accomplish this by becoming the substitute user, super user or switch user.
USE WITH CAUTION
Because you can do nearly anything when you are using root/admin access, it's possible to cause critical damage to your server. Therefore we not only recommend users to be very familiar with the root user, but also utilize backup options.
- Ensure root/admin acccess is enabled.
- Connect to your server using SSH.
- Run the following command:
sudo su -
- You should now have root access.