Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also install software that can update specific settings on the server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you can do anything you'd like. You may also create additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

The Linux VPS that we supply are suitable for various purposes, based on what you'd like to set up and run on them and what experience you have. If the server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to control your web content with a graphical interface, whereas you may still set up server-side applications that may be required by your websites and even by offline apps, such as VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the most convenient to manage. This way, you can select the virtual server plan which you need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options as well as any website content that you create or upload, whereas if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System which you've selected during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you are able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.