Having root-level access to your server signifies that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, including essential system files. You can also set up software that can modify certain settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to do anything you need. You can also generate other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks you can do through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

The VPS plans which we offer are suitable for many different purposes, based on what you'd like to install and run on them and the experience that you have. When the server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your web content through a graphical interface, while you may still set up server-side applications which may be required by your sites and even by offline applications, like VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything through a console. When you choose to use our in-house made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the simplest to manage. In this way, you can select the virtual server package that you need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you can modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options as well as any web content which you create or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS which you've chosen during the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you are able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.