Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and update any file on it, including important system files. You can also install software that can change specific settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to do anything you'd like. You can also generate other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The VPS plans that we offer are suitable for a variety of purposes, based on what you wish to install and run on them and what experience you have. When your hosting server is provided with the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your Internet content through a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side apps which may be required by your Internet sites and even by offline applications, for example VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Without any Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will need to do everything through a console. If you choose to use our custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there are certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. Thus, you will be able to choose the virtual server plan that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that we provide includes full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by a standard shared hosting plan, our servers will be the best solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and change its settings as well as the content which you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, and also the majority of server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can install some third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've selected at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you'll have restricted root access, however you can still perform quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.