When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you will be able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change any 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, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a different 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 some script-driven app that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you'll pick throughout the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a shared hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the software environment on your website hosting server has to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your website content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will get a server with limited root access.