If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and customize any file, including system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to create other users, including 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's recommended that you make another user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software that may be required by a script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You're able to control your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package which you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled through an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you choose during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you'll be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options and any site content which you generate or upload, while if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it's compatible with the OS which you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you'll be able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.