When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you are able to both access and change any file, including system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things and to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven application that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

Our Linux VPS web hosting services include different degrees of access, in order to give you the option to pick the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you want the server for. When you obtain a VPS with no Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you'll control everything using a console, unless you install some third-party tool. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, but most of the things that are linked to your world-wide web content can be performed through a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to set up various frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without a problem. If you order the virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can 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 Servers Hosting

When you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you'll select during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your server has to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.