When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app no matter what the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you can both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a separate user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software that may be required by some script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
The Linux VPS packages that we offer are suitable for various different purposes, based on what you want to set up and run on them and the experience that you have. When the server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to control your world-wide web content via a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side applications which may be needed by your sites and even by offline apps, which include VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Without any Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything using a console. When you choose to use our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the most convenient to manage. In this way, you can select the virtual server package which you need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you're able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of many different server-side options and also any website content that you generate or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you will be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.