Having full root-level access means that you'll be able to access and change any kind of file on a selected server, including all system files, and to change system settings or install server-side software which may be needed by certain scripts and even offline apps in order to function properly. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, which has full privileges to do all the aforementioned tasks. Your root user can also generate other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have a different account for daily tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform a particular task on your hosting server. The root-level access function will give you full control over your server from any kind of location, given that you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our Linux VPS servers
come with different degrees of access, to give you the option to select the one you need, based on your level of experience and on what you want the server for. When you acquire a VPS without any Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you'll take care of everything from a console, unless you set up a third-party software tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel website hosting Control Panel also come with full root access, but most of the things that are related to your online content can be performed with a graphical interface and not a console. You can install various frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. If you get the virtual server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is restricted. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to take care of.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our plans you will select during the signup process. The very same is valid if you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your website content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will get a server with limited root access.