When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side application irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and customize any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create 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 some script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You're able to manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan that you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled via an easy to use web-based interface, while 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 will have full control over the VPS in addition to any system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you will be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans perfect for multi-media apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options as well as any site content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you will be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.