If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you can both access and update any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You can manage your new virtual private servers
at the root level whatever the plan which you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed through an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything through a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS and any system and / or custom content on it at all times, which makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server
no matter which package you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control numerous server-side options and any site content which you generate or upload, while if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option which you will be able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.