When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to generate other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be required by a script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our VPS hosting service include different degrees of access, in order to give you the option to select the one you need, based on your level of experience and on what you will need the server for. When you acquire a VPS with no Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you can control everything through a console, unless you install 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, but most of the things which are related to your online content can be performed through a graphical interface and not a console. You are able to install various different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. When you obtain the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access is reduced. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to control.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options and also any website content which you create or upload, while if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS which you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you're able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.