When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side application no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you're able to both access and change any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

You're able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan which you have 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, multiple system settings can be controlled via an easy to work with web-based interface, while 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 and any kind of system and custom content on it all of the time, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app 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 many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated 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 exact same is valid when you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. All our servers will provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared website hosting account and apps which have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned solutions is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your website content will be controlled via a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.