When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and change any file, including system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and also to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a different user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software that may be needed by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You'll be able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package which you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed through an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to make everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any kind of system and / or custom content on it all of the time, that makes this type of web hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you will be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options and any website content that you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the OS that you've selected throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you are able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.