When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you'll be able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our VPS servers come with different degrees of access, so as to give you the option to pick the one you need, according to your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. When you buy a VPS without Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you will control everything through a console, unless you install a third-party software instrument. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, yet most of the things that are related to your web content can be done using a graphical interface and not a console. You can set up various different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. When you order your virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is reduced. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to take care of.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you select throughout the registration 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 will be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and any site content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS which you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option that you are able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.