When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and modify any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software that may be required by some script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our Linux VPS servers include different levels 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 need the server for. If you buy a VPS without any Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you will control everything using a console, unless you set up a third-party software tool. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, but most of the things which are related to your web content can be performed via a graphical interface and not a console. You're able to set up different frameworks or media streaming software, for example, without any problems. If you obtain the virtual hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the simplest to take care of.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that we supply gives you full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared hosting package, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content which you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to control everything related to your web content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can install some third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you have selected at signup. When you choose our Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you will still be able to do many different things through a Secure Shell console.