When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side app regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you're able to both access and modify any file, including system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be required by some script-driven app that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The Linux VPS servers which we supply are suitable for a variety of purposes, depending on what you wish to set up and run on them and what experience you have. When the server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your web content with a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side applications that may be required by your Internet sites and even by offline apps, including VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything through a console. When you choose to use our custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to control. This way, you'll be able to pick the virtual server plan which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you select during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control numerous server-side options as well as any web content that you create or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option which you'll be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.