If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you'll be able to both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things and to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you wish 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'd like to set up and run on them and the experience that you have. If the server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your web content using a graphical interface, while you can still install server-side apps which may be required by your Internet sites and even by offline apps, such as VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the simplest to control. This way, you will be able to choose the virtual server plan which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of various server-side options and any website content that you create or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS which you have selected throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you can select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.