When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you will be able to both access and modify any file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make a different user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our VPS servers come with different degrees of access, to give you the option to pick the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you will need the server for. When you buy a VPS with no Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you'll manage everything using a console, unless you install some third-party software instrument. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel website hosting Control Panel also include full root access, yet most of the things which are related to your web content can be done via a graphical interface and not a console. You can set up various frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. If you get the virtual hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access will be limited. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to take care of.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and also any site content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS which you have chosen during the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you can pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.