When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and customize any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to make other users, which includes 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's recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You can manage your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the plan that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled through an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to make everything using a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS in addition to any system or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

In case you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you will select during the signup process. The same is valid if you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All of our servers give you the chance to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your web content can be controlled via a graphical interface. When you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with limited root access.