When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and customize any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things as well as to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You can manage your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the package that you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be controlled via an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything through a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system or custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

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'd like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software environment that cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared website hosting package, our servers are the best solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and customize its settings as well as the content which you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, and also most server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you've chosen at signup. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you'll have limited root access, but you can still perform lots of things through a Secure Shell console.