When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you're able to both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by some script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our VPS service include different levels of access, so as to give you the option to select the one you need, based on your level of experience and on what you need the server for. When you buy a VPS with no Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you will control everything through a console, unless you set up some third-party software tool. The servers which 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 online content can be performed via a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to install various frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. When you get the virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access will be reduced. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to take care of.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

In case you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will pick throughout the registration process. The very same is valid when you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. All our servers give you the option to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your site content will be controlled through a graphical interface. When you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will receive a server with limited root access.