Having full root-level access means that you can access and change each file on a specific server, which includes all the system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software that may be needed by certain scripts and even offline applications to function efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level with a root user, which has full privileges to do all the aforementioned things. The root user may also create various other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have another account for everyday tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform a particular task on your hosting server. The root-level access feature will provide you with full control over your server from any existing location, provided that you know the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The Linux VPS plans that we provide are appropriate for many different purposes, based on what you wish to install and run on them and the experience that you have. When your hosting server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your web content via a graphical interface, while you can still install server-side applications that may be required by your web sites and even by offline apps, such as VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you will 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 will be able to choose the virtual server plan which you need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you choose throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages perfect for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of various server-side options and any site content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you are able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.