If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side application no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you're 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 which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be required by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You will be able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package which you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled through an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system and / or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server that we provide provides you with full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements regarding the server software setting that cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared hosting package, our servers will be the right solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and modify its settings and the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, and also most server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always install a third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have selected at registration. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, however you will still be able to do a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.