When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you will be able to both access and update any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and to generate other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that we provide comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements regarding the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared hosting package, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and update its settings and the content that you upload using a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can set up a third-party software tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you've selected at registration. When you choose the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have limited root access, yet you'll still be able to do many different things using a Secure Shell console.