If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you will be able to both access and modify any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software that may be required by some script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You'll be able to manage your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package which you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be controlled via an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you'll select throughout the registration process. The exact same is valid when you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. All our servers provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and applications that have particular requirements as to what the software environment on the hosting server has to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your website content can be managed via a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with restricted root access.