When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you're able to both access and change any file, which includes system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to create other users, including users who 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 create a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be required by some script-driven app that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

Our Linux VPS services come with different degrees of access, to give you the option to select the one you need, according to your level of experience and on what you need the server for. If you acquire a VPS without Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you'll take care of everything using a console, unless you install a third-party software instrument. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel website hosting Control Panel also feature full root access, but most of the things that are related to your online content can be performed through a graphical interface and not a console. You will be able to set up different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. If you obtain the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access will be restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to manage.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages ideal for multi-media applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of many different server-side options as well as any website content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you have selected during the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you are able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.