When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you'll have full control of 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 your server, and you are able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using 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 have to customize the server or to install software that may be required by a script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You'll be able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the package which you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed via an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to do everything via a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each and every dedicated server that we offer includes full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared web hosting plan, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and change its settings and the content that you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can set up a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've selected at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you'll still be able to perform quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.