If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
The VPS packages that we offer are suitable for various different purposes, depending on what you want to install and run on them and the experience that you have. When your hosting server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to take care of your web content using a graphical interface, while you can still set up server-side apps which may be needed by your web sites and even by offline apps, like VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll need to do everything using a console. When you choose to use our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. That way, you'll be able to select the virtual server plan which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you will be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that can't be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and also any web content that you create or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System which you have selected throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.