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 install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you will be able to both access and customize any 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 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 make one more user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our VPS web hosting plans include different degrees 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 want the server for. If you purchase a VPS without any Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you can manage everything using a console, unless you set up a third-party software instrument. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also include full root access, but most of the things that are related to your online content can be done through a graphical interface and not a console. You're able to set up various frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without a problem. If you obtain the virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, 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

If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll choose throughout the signup process. The very same is valid when you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. All of our servers provide you with the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared hosting account and apps that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your website hosting server has to be. The latter is something that can't 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 options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your site content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with restricted root access.