If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, 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'll be able to both access and modify 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 generate other users, including 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 use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be required by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The VPS servers that we provide are suitable for various purposes, based on what you would like to install and run on them and what experience you have. If the hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your web content with a graphical interface, while you may still set up server-side apps which may be needed for your websites and even by offline apps, like VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of 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 custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to control. In this way, you will be able to choose the virtual server package which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage various server-side options and also any website content that you generate or upload, while if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System that you have selected during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you're able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.