When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side application no matter what the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you will be able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The 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 different user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be required by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You're able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the package that you have chosen, 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, many system settings can be controlled via an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything via a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS in addition to any system or custom content on it all the time, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each and every dedicated server that we provide provides you with full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you'd like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software setting that cannot be fulfilled by a standard shared website hosting package, our servers are the optimal solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and change its settings and the content which you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, and the majority of server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always install a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have chosen at signup. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have restricted root access, however you will still be able to do quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.