If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and to create other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be required by some script-driven application that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

Our Linux VPS web hosting services include different levels of access, to give you the option to choose the one you need, depending on your level of experience and on what you'll need the server for. When you get a VPS without any Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you will manage 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, yet most of the things that are linked to your world-wide web content can be performed via a graphical interface and not a console. You will be able to install various frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. If you obtain the virtual hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, but the root access will be restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to control.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our plans you will select throughout the signup process. The very same is valid if you decide not to use a Control Panel at all. All our servers provide you with the option to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a shared hosting account and apps that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings as well as your site content will be controlled via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll have a server with limited root access.