Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You can also install software which can update specific settings on the server during the process, so that the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine at any time and you'll be able to do anything you would like. You can also make various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
The Linux VPS web hosting packages that we provide are appropriate for various purposes, based on what you would like to set up and run on them and what experience you have. When the hosting server is ordered with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to take care of your web content via a graphical interface, while you can still set up server-side applications which may be required by your sites and even by offline apps, such as VoIP programs, 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 using a console. When you choose to use our custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, there are certain root access limitations, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. This way, you can choose the virtual server plan which you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options and any website content that you create or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System that you've selected throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you can select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.