If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by a script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You can control your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan which you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed via an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything using a console, unless you decide to install 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 all the time, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The final VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our plans you'll choose throughout the signup process. The same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers will provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and apps which have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your server has to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings along with your website content can be controlled through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.