When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software which may be required by a script-driven app that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You're able to control your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be managed through an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to make everything through a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS and any system and / or custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of web hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you get one of the dedicated servers that we offer, you'll have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you can't do with a shared web hosting account - to customize the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and many others. You may order the server without any hosting Control Panel and do everything through a console, unless you install a third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your sites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you'll have complete control over your machine. The considerable amount of resources which you will have makes our dedicated packages an excellent choice for any kind of content that you would like to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to take care of, yet the root access to such a machine will be limited.