If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you can both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned 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 safety reasons, it is recommended that you create one more user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our VPS web hosting plans come with different degrees of access, to give you the option to choose the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. When you obtain a VPS devoid of Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you will manage everything through a console, unless you set up some third-party software instrument. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel website hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, however most of the things that are linked to your world-wide web content can be done via a graphical interface and not a console. You're able to set up many different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without a problem. When you order the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access will be restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to control.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options as well as any web content which you create or upload, whereas when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS which you have chosen during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you'll be able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.