If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you are able to both access and modify any file, including system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by a script-driven application that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our VPS plans include different levels of access, in order to give you the option to choose the one you need, according to your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. If you obtain a VPS without Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you'll control everything using a console, unless you set up a third-party software tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, however most of the things that are related to your world-wide web content can be done via a graphical interface and not a console. You're able to install various different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. When you obtain your virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is limited. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to take care of.
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 provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you will be able to change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans ideal for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of various server-side options and also any web content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System which you've chosen throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option which you can select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.