If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and update 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 that has full privileges to do all these things and also to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create a separate user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you will choose throughout the registration process. The exact same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a standard shared web hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the server has to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your website content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.