When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and change any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven app that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You can manage your new VPS servers
at the root level regardless of the package that you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled from a user-friendly web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will need to do everything using a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans
that we supply, you will have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you can't do with a shared web hosting account - to customize the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and many others. You'll be able to order the server with no web hosting Control Panel and do everything through a console, unless you install some third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to manage your websites and many system settings. In all three cases, you'll have full control over the server. The significant amount of system resources which you will receive makes our dedicated packages the perfect choice for any kind of content that you'd like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are easier to control, yet the root access to such a machine will be restricted.