When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform all these things and also to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and use 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'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You can control your new virtual private servers
at the root level regardless of the plan that you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of 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, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and / or custom content on it all the time, which makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our plans you will choose throughout the signup process. The same is valid if you decide not to use a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the option to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the web hosting server has to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that 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 from a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your website content will be managed via a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with limited root access.