Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and change any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software that can change certain settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine at any time and you can do anything you want. You can also make additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The VPS web hosting plans that we supply are appropriate for a variety of purposes, depending on what you'd like to install and run on them and the experience that you have. When the hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to manage your web content using a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side applications that may be required by your websites and even by offline apps, for instance VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll need to do everything through a console. When you choose to use our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there are certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. This way, you will be able to choose the virtual server package which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we provide provides you with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements with regard to the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a conventional shared web hosting package, our servers are the best solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content that you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to control everything related to your web content, and the majority of server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can install a third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have chosen at signup. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you will have limited root access, but you will still be able to do lots of things through a Secure Shell console.