When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and customize any file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things as well as to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software that may be required by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

The VPS hosting plans that we supply are suitable for various purposes, depending on what you'd like to set up and run on them and what experience you have. If the server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your world-wide web content using a graphical interface, whereas you can still install server-side apps which may be required by your sites and even by offline apps, like VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything through a console. If you choose to use our custom-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. Thus, you'll be able to pick the virtual server package that you really need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you are able to change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options as well as any site content which you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS which you've selected during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you're able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.