Full Root-level Access
What does the full root-level access feature entail? What rights will it bestow you with? How to sign in to your server as root?
Having full root-level access signifies that you will be able to access and modify any file on a selected server, which includes all system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software which may be needed by specific scripts and even offline apps in order to function efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, who has full privileges to perform all of the abovementioned tasks. The root user can also create various other users. For safety reasons, you are advised to have a separate account for day-to-day tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform a specific task on your website hosting server. The root-level access function gives you full control over your server from almost any location, as long as you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
The VPS servers
that we provide are suitable for various different purposes, based on what you would like to install and run on them and the experience that you have. If the server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access and will be able to control your online content with a graphical interface, while you may still install server-side apps which may be needed for your sites and even by offline applications, for instance VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etcetera. Devoid of Control Panel, you'll also have full root-level access, but you'll have to do everything through a console. If you choose to use our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, there will be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the easiest to manage. That way, you can select the virtual server package that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
In case you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you will pick throughout the signup process. The same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers give you the possibility to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a standard shared hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings as well as your site content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with limited root access.