If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over 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 will be able to both access and change any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

The Linux VPS web hosting which we provide are suitable for various different purposes, based on what you want to install and run on them and the experience that you have. If your server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to take care of your world-wide web content via a graphical interface, whereas you may still set up server-side apps which may be needed for your Internet sites and even by offline apps, like VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you'll need to do everything using a console. When you choose to use our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. Thus, you'll be able to choose the virtual server package that you need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you select 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 plans you will choose during the signup process. The same is valid if you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. All our servers give you the chance to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the program environment on the website hosting server should be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings along with your web content will be controlled via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with limited root access.