Having full root-level access means that you can access and change each file on a selected server, in addition to all of the system files, and to change system settings or install server-side software that may be needed by certain scripts and even offline apps to function appropriately. A server is accessed at the root level through a root user, who has full privileges to do all of the aforementioned tasks. The root user may also create other users. For safety reasons, you're advised to have another account for routine tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform a task on the hosting server. The root-level access feature gives you full control of your server from any location, as long as you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our VPS web hosting plans
include different degrees of access, in order to give you the option to choose the one you need, based on your level of experience and on what you need the server for. When you acquire a VPS with no Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you can control everything through a console, unless you set up some third-party instrument. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel web hosting Control Panel also include full root access, but most of the things that are related to your web content can be performed with a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to set up different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. If you obtain your virtual 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 control.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
In case you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you will select during the registration process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server should be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings and your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.