If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you're able to both access and update any file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The VPS servers which we supply are appropriate for different purposes, depending on what you wish to set up and run on them and the experience that you have. If the hosting server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to manage your web content via a graphical interface, whereas you may still install server-side apps which may be needed for your Internet sites and even by offline applications, such as VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Without any Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you'll have to do everything using a console. When you choose to use our tailor-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. Thus, you can select the virtual server plan that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you choose during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you will be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and also any site content that you create or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System that you've selected throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you can choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.