If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you will be able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes 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 generate 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 employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be required by a script-driven application that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You are able to manage your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the package that you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be managed through a user-friendly web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will have to do everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system or custom content on it at all times, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each and every dedicated server that we supply comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software setting that can't be fulfilled by an ordinary shared hosting package, our servers will be the optimal solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you can access the server and modify its settings and the content which you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to control everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always set up a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've selected at registration. When you select the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you will have restricted root access, yet you'll still be able to perform lots of things using a Secure Shell console.