When 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 application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and also to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

The VPS servers which we offer are suitable for various purposes, depending on what you would like to set up and run on them and what experience you have. When the server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your web content with a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side apps that may be needed by your sites and even by offline apps, for example VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, and many others. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything through a console. When you choose to use our custom-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there're certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. In this way, you can choose the virtual server package that you really need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of many different server-side options and also any web content that you generate or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option which you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.