When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you can both access and change any file, including system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to create other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by a script-driven application that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The VPS servers that we offer are appropriate for different purposes, depending on what you want to install and run on them and what experience you have. If the hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to control your Internet content via a graphical interface, whereas you may still install server-side applications which may be needed for your sites and even by offline applications, which include VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our in-house made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there are certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. In this way, you'll be able to select the virtual server plan which you need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In all 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 plans ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options as well as any web content which you create or upload, while if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the OS that you've chosen during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you'll be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.