When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you will be able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make another user for your everyday 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'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

Our Linux VPS hosting services come with different levels of access, so as 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. If you acquire a VPS with no Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you'll manage everything through a console, unless you set up some third-party tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel 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 performed via a graphical interface and not a console. You will be able to install different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without a problem. If you obtain the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is reduced. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to take care of.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you choose during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any website content that you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System which you've selected during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option that you can select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.