VPS aka Virtual Private Server is a popular web hosting solution for growing businesses that
require a secure, scalable, isolated, and cost-effective hosting solution.
VPS is, however, a natural progression from shared hosting, as people who have used up
their shared hosting resources migrate to VPS hosting.
One advantage of VPS hosting is full server root access.
Moreover, this blog decodes the meaning of full root access in VPS hosting, along with its
Before we get there, let's define VPS hosting.
It is a type of website hosting in which multiple websites share the resources of a single
server. The same is true for Shared hosting. So, the difference between the two is that in VPS,
the server is virtually distributed into multiple, isolated servers with the help of software,
known as a hypervisor. While no such thing happens in the shared type of hosting.
In a Virtual Private Server, because of the isolation, each website on the server is assigned
a fixed number of resources. Once a website receives some resources, other websites are not
allowed to use them. In a sense, it becomes your private server.
Let us now define root access in VPS hosting.
Full root access in VPS hosting
In Linux, root access simply means administrator access. If you’ve ever used your home
computer, you’ll know that when you try to delete or move an application, windows prompts
you for ‘Administrator’ access.
The concept of root access was created so that inexperienced users or guests would not be
able to modify, move, or delete important files on a computer. It essentially grants you the
most control over your Linux machine.
This means that you will have complete, unrestricted access to your server in a VPS hosting
So, when you have your own server, having full root access makes a lot of sense as it allows
you to customize it exactly how you want it.
As a result, you can reap numerous benefits from such a facility.
Advantages of full root access
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