If you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven app that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our VPS servers feature different degrees of access, in order to give you the option to select the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. When you purchase a VPS without Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you will manage everything through a console, unless you install a third-party software tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, however most of the things that are related to your web content can be performed using a graphical interface and not a console. You are able to set up many different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. If you order the virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access will be restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to control.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you're able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control various server-side options and any web content that you generate or upload, while if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS that you've selected throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option that you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.