When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and customize any file, including system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You're able to manage your new virtual private servers
at the root level whatever the plan that you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed from an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to do everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and / or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we offer includes full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements with regard to the server software environment that cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared web hosting plan, our servers are the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and change its settings and the content which you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and the majority of server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can install a third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've selected at registration. If you select our Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you will still be able to perform a number of things through a Secure Shell console.