When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side application no matter what the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make another user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software that may be needed by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
The VPS hosting that we provide are appropriate for different purposes, based on what you would like to install and run on them and what experience you have. If your hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your web content through a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side applications which may be needed by your websites and even by offline apps, for instance VoIP programs, 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. When you choose to use our tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the simplest to control. That way, you will be able to choose the virtual server plan which you need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you will be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements that can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any web content which you create or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you've selected during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you will be able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.