If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be required by some script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

Our Linux VPS servers include different degrees of access, to give you the option to pick the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you will need the server for. When you buy a VPS with no Control Panel, you will have full root-level access and you will control everything using a console, unless you install a third-party software tool. The servers which are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, yet most of the things that are related to your web content can be performed using a graphical interface and not a console. You are able to set up various frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without a problem. When you get the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access is restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to manage.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you pick throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you'll be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options and any site content that you generate or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you've selected throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you're able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.