If you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you can both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a different user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The Linux VPS hosting plans that we offer are appropriate for various different purposes, based on what you would like to install and run on them and what experience you have. If the server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your web content with a graphical interface, whereas you may still set up server-side applications that may be required by your web sites and even by offline applications, for example VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll need to do everything through a console. If you choose to use our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the most convenient to manage. That way, you will be able to choose the virtual server package that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll select throughout the registration process. The exact same is valid if you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned choices is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your web content can be managed through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will get a server with restricted root access.