When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you'll be able to both access and update any file, including system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be required by some script-driven application that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
The Linux VPS packages that we offer are suitable for a variety of purposes, based on what you intend to set up and run on them and what experience you have. When the hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to take care of your web content with a graphical interface, while you can still set up server-side apps that may be required by your sites and even by offline applications, for example VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything through a console. If you choose to use our in-house made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the simplest to manage. Thus, you can select the virtual server package which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options as well as any site content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS which you have chosen during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you will be able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.