When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including 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 as well as to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular 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 use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The Linux VPS service that we offer are suitable for different purposes, depending on what you would like to install and run on them and what experience you have. When your hosting server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to take care of your online content with a graphical interface, whereas you can still set up server-side applications which may be needed for your Internet sites and even by offline apps, for example VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the simplest to control. That way, you can pick the virtual server plan that you need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you choose during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages perfect for multi-media apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll 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 through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option which you are able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.