As the title says, I am wondering how private is a vps, specifically, for linux and windows vps: 1. If I change the root password and all the users passwords to one my provider does not know, can the provider still somehow access one of my accounts? 2. I expect the answer to this question to be yes, but I will ask to be sure, can the provider see what is on my hard drive? 3. Can the provider see in some way what I am doing? For example what application I install, what settings I set, what commands I use, etc. Thanks!