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 set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and change any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make one more user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software that may be required by some script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

The Linux VPS hosting packages that we supply are suitable for different purposes, depending on what you'd like to set up and run on them and what experience you have. If the server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your world-wide web content with a graphical interface, while you can still install server-side apps which may be needed for your Internet sites and even by offline applications, for instance VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Without any Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything through 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. Thus, you'll be able to select the virtual server plan that you really need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you'll pick throughout the registration process. The same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the chance to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on your website hosting server has to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your website content can be managed via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.