When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you will be able to both access and update any file, which includes system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software that may be required by some script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You are able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the package that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be managed through an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything using a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system or custom content on it at all times, that makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.
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 want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements with regard to the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a conventional shared website hosting package, our servers are the optimal solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can always set up a third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have chosen at signup. When you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you'll have restricted root access, yet you'll still be able to do lots of things through a Secure Shell console.