If you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you are able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things and also to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make another user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
The Linux VPS web hosting packages which we provide are suitable for different purposes, based on what you want to install and run on them and the experience that you have. If the hosting server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to control your web content through a graphical interface, whereas you can still set up server-side apps that may be needed for your websites and even by offline applications, like VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our in-house made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there will be certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the simplest to control. That way, you will be able to choose the virtual server plan which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web 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 that can't be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control numerous server-side options and also any website content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you are able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.