When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and change any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You will be able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan that you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be managed through an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will need to do everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system and custom content on it all the time, which makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will pick during the signup process. The very same is valid if you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and apps that have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your web content will be controlled through a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.