When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and update any file, which includes system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create a separate user for your daily 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 Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you are able to change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any site content which you create or upload, while if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System which you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.