Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also install software which can change specific settings on the server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you would like. You may also generate other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

The Linux VPS services which we offer are suitable for many different purposes, depending on what you intend to set up and run on them and the experience that you have. When the hosting server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to take care of your web content via a graphical interface, whereas you may still set up server-side apps which may be needed by your websites and even by offline applications, like VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything using a console. When you choose to use our tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the simplest to manage. In this way, you'll be able to pick the virtual server plan which you need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you pick during 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 are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of many different server-side options and any website content that you create or upload, while when you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using 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 throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you'll be able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.