Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software that can change specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can perform anything you would like. You may also make additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that you can do via other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The Linux VPS web hosting service that we provide are appropriate for various purposes, depending on what you would like to install and run on them and what experience you have. If the server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to control your online content via a graphical interface, whereas you may still set up server-side applications that may be required by your sites and even by offline apps, like VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the most convenient to manage. That way, you can select the virtual server package which you really need.
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 registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you'll be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans suitable for multi-media applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options and also any web content which you generate or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you have selected throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you are able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.