Having root-level access to your server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including essential system files. You can also install software that can update specific settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to perform anything you would like. You can also generate additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
Our VPS web hosting plans feature different degrees of access, in order to give you the option to choose the one you need, according to your level of experience and on what you need the server for. When you obtain a VPS devoid of Control Panel, you'll have full root-level access and you'll manage everything from a console, unless you set up some third-party software tool. The servers that are ordered with the DirectAdmin or the cPanel hosting Control Panel also include full root access, yet most of the things that are linked to your web content can be performed via a graphical interface and not a console. You'll be able to install many different frameworks or media streaming software, for instance, without any problems. When you get your virtual website hosting server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you may still use a Secure Shell console to connect, however, the root access is limited. Yet, the Hepsia-equipped servers are the easiest to take care of.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options as well as any website content that you create or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System which you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you're able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.