If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll 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 that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
When you purchase a VPS servers
from our company, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server comes with no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin throughout the order process. In the first case, you will be able to modify each part of the system with a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you'll still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, however you will also have a graphical interface you can use to manage your world wide web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server packages a very good choice if you wish to run any kind of software which you are unable to set up in an ordinary shared web hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to take care of the content on the hosting server, but the root access privileges will be more limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server
that we offer comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements about the server software setting that can't be fulfilled by an ordinary shared website hosting package, our servers will be the best solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and customize its settings and the content which you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always install some third-party software instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've chosen at signup. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have limited root access, yet you can still do lots of things through a Secure Shell console.