When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you're able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things as well as to generate 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's recommended that you create a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

The VPS servers which we provide are appropriate 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 is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your world-wide web content using a graphical interface, while you may still set up server-side apps which may be needed for your websites and even by offline apps, including VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you'll need to do everything through a console. When you choose to use our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there will be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. That way, you will be able to choose the virtual server package that you need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you'll choose during the registration process. The exact same is valid when you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the chance to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a shared website hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your site content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.