When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you're able to both access and change any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and to generate 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 security reasons, it's recommended that you create a different 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 app that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You will be able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the package which you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled via a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to make everything through a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any system or custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we supply provides you with full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you'd like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements with regard to the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by a regular shared web hosting plan, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and customize its settings and the content that you upload with a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you have selected at registration. If you select our Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you will have restricted root access, however you can still do lots of things through a Secure Shell console.