When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and modify any file, which includes system files, and change various 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, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a separate 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 some script-driven app that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
The Linux VPS hosting
which we provide are suitable for a variety of purposes, depending on what you wish to install and run on them and what experience you have. When the hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your Internet content using a graphical interface, while you may still set up server-side apps which may be needed for your sites and even by offline apps, including VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll have to do everything through a console. If you choose to use our tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there will be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. In this way, you'll be able to select the virtual server plan that you need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you'll select throughout the signup process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared hosting account and applications that have specific requirements as to what the program environment on the website hosting server should be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your web content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will get a server with limited root access.