When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

You'll be able to manage 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 website hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be controlled from a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to do everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and custom content on it all of the time, which makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you choose during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options as well as any website content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System which you've selected throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you can pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.