When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you are able to both access and modify any file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to generate other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven application that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You will be able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package that you've picked, 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 number of system settings can be managed via a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to do everything using a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system and / or custom content on it all the time, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server that we provide gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you'd like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements regarding the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared web hosting package, our servers are the perfect solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and change its settings as well as the content which you upload using a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, and the majority of server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you may always install a third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've chosen at registration. When you pick our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have restricted root access, but you will still be able to perform many different things through a Secure Shell console.