When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you're able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to create other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You are able to control your new VPS servers
at the root level regardless of 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 Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be managed from an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to do everything through a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system or custom content on it all of the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however 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
regardless of what package you choose throughout 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 3 cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that can't be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage various server-side options and any website content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the OS that you have selected during the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option that you will be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.