If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who 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's recommended that you create a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You will be able to manage your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan that you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be managed via an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to do everything via a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will 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 which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered 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 ideal for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options as well as any site content which you create or upload, whereas if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen during the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you're able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.