When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven app that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You'll be able to manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan which you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be managed through an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to make everything through a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as 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 can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you choose 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'll pick during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the chance to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the server has to be. The latter is something that 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 abovementioned choices is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings as well as your website content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with limited root access.