Having root-level access to a server means that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software which can change certain settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to do anything you want. You can also make various other users either with identical 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 usually recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done 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 manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You can take care of your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package that you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be controlled through an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and / or custom content on it all the time, which makes this type of web hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that we provide gives you full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you'd like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements regarding the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by a standard shared hosting plan, our servers are the optimal solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and modify its settings and the content that you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, and the majority of server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can install some third-party instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen at signup. If you select our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have limited root access, however you can still perform many different things through a Secure Shell console.