When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and modify any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This particular 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 use the root user only when you need to modify 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 Dedicated Hosting
Each and every dedicated server
that we offer gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared hosting package, our servers will be the right solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and update its settings and the content which you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you've selected at registration. If you choose our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have restricted root access, yet you'll still be able to do quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.