If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and modify any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software that may be required by a script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The Linux VPS web hosting service which we provide are appropriate for various different purposes, based on what you want to set up and run on them and the experience that you have. If the hosting server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to take care of your world-wide web content using a graphical interface, whereas you may still set up server-side applications which may be needed by your web sites and even by offline apps, for example VoIP programs, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Without any Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there are certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. In this way, you'll be able to choose the virtual server plan that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you get one of the dedicated servers that we supply, you'll have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you cannot do with a shared website hosting account - to update the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, etc. You will be able to order the server without any web hosting Control Panel and do everything through a console, unless you install some third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to control your websites and many system settings. In all three cases, you'll have complete control of the server. The huge amount of system resources which you will get makes our dedicated packages the perfect choice for any kind of content that you would like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to maintain, still the root access to such a machine is restricted.