When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection 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 employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by some script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You are able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan 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, many system settings can be controlled from an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to do everything through a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any app which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you pick throughout the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options as well as any website content that you create or upload, while if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS which you've chosen throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option that you'll be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.