When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you can both access and update any file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to make other users, including users who 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 create a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software that may be required by some script-driven application that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You can take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan that you've 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 lot of system settings can be managed via an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to do everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any kind of system and custom content on it all of the time, that makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each and every dedicated server that we supply features full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements about the server software setting that can't be fulfilled by a regular shared web hosting plan, our servers are the optimal solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content which you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, and the majority of server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can install some third-party software instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have selected at registration. When you choose our Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, however you'll still be able to perform quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.