When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side application irrespective of 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 modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The VPS servers which we offer are suitable for various different purposes, depending on what you want to set up and run on them and the experience that you have. If your server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your online content using a graphical interface, whereas you may still install server-side apps that may be needed by your web sites and even by offline apps, including VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Without any Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you'll have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the simplest to control. Thus, you will be able to pick the virtual server plan that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will choose during the registration process. The exact same is valid if you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. All our servers provide you with the possibility to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and apps that have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your server should 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 set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your website content can be managed via a graphical interface. When you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.