Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and update any file on it, which includes essential system files. You can also install software which can change particular settings on your server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to perform anything you want. You may also make various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done 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 Web Hosting
The Linux VPS web hosting packages that we offer are appropriate for a variety of purposes, based on what you would like to install and run on them and what experience you have. If your server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your web content with a graphical interface, while you can still install server-side apps that may be required by your websites and even by offline apps, like VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there are certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to control. This way, you will be able to pick the virtual server plan which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll 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 website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of many different server-side options as well as any website content that you generate or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System which you have selected during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you'll be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.