When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to generate other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You can take care of your new VPS servers
at the root level whatever the package that you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be controlled through a user-friendly web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any system and / or custom content on it all of the time, that makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you get one of the Linux dedicated servers
which we provide, you will have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you can't do with a shared hosting account - to customize the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and the like. You may order the server without any hosting Control Panel and do everything using a console, unless you set up some third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your Internet sites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you will have complete control over the machine. The considerable amount of system resources that you will have makes our dedicated packages the perfect choice for any kind of content that you wish to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are easier to take care of, yet the root access to such a server will be limited.