When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you'll be able to both access and modify any file, which includes system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You can take care of your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package which you've selected, 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, multiple system settings can be managed from an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will need to make everything via a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and custom content on it all the time, which makes this type of web hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we provide provides you with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software environment that can't be fulfilled by a regular shared website hosting package, our servers will be the optimal solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content which you upload with a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can install a third-party instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have selected at signup. When you select the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have restricted root access, yet you'll still be able to perform many different things using a Secure Shell console.