When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you will be able to both access and update any kind of file, including 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 through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our Linux VPS plans include different levels of access, in order to give you the option to select the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you want the server for. When you acquire a VPS with no Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you'll take care of everything through a console, unless you install a third-party tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also include full root access, however most of the things which are linked to your world-wide web content can be performed via a graphical interface and not a console. You can set up various different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. If you order the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access is reduced. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to take care of.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you choose during the registration 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, which makes our server plans ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options and also any site content that you create or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS which you have selected throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you can choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.