When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and modify any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

The VPS services which we provide are appropriate for different purposes, depending on what you intend to install and run on them and the experience that you have. If the hosting server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to control your online content via a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side apps that may be required by your Internet sites and even by offline apps, for example VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Without any Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything through a console. If you choose to use our tailor-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there are certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. In this way, you will be able to choose the virtual server package which you really need.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

Each and every 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'd like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements regarding the server software environment that cannot be fulfilled by a conventional shared web hosting plan, our servers will be the optimal solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and update its settings and the content which you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can always set up a third-party instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, however you will still be able to do a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.