If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you'll be able to both access and change any kind of file, including 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 all these things and also to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be required by a script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you'll select during the signup process. The exact same is valid if you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers will provide you with the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and applications that have specific requirements as to what the software environment on the website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your website content will be controlled via a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will get a server with restricted root access.