If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you're able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things as well as to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software that may be required by some script-driven application that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

The VPS servers which we offer are appropriate for many different purposes, based on what you would like to set up and run on them and the experience that you have. When the hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your world-wide web content via a graphical interface, whereas you may still install server-side applications which may be needed by your web sites and even by offline apps, like VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll need to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. In this way, you'll be able to pick the virtual server plan that you need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you can modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of many different server-side options and also any web content that you create or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System which you've chosen during the registration process. With the final Control Panel option which you will be able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.