If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you'll be able to both access and customize any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a separate user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven app that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You can manage your new VPS servers
at the root level regardless of the plan which you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be managed via an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS plus any system or custom content on it all of the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
When you get one of the dedicated service
that we provide, you will have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you can't do using a shared hosting account - to change the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, etc. You'll be able to order the server without hosting Control Panel and do everything from a console, unless you set up some third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to manage your sites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you will have complete control of the server. The considerable amount of system resources that you'll get makes our dedicated plans a fantastic choice for any type of content that you want to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are easier to manage, but the root access to such a machine is limited.