When you have root-level access to a server, this means 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'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things and to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

You are able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan which you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be managed from an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything through a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system and / or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each and every dedicated server that we supply features full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements regarding the server software environment that cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared website hosting plan, our servers are the right solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you can access the server and change its settings and the content that you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can set up some third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you have selected at signup. If you pick our Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have restricted root access, yet you'll still be able to do a number of things through a Secure Shell console.