If 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 application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you're able to both access and update any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be required by some script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You'll be able to manage your new VPS servers
at the root level regardless of the plan which you have selected, 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, a lot of system settings can be managed via an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to do everything using a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any system or custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of the dedicated servers
which we provide, you'll have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you are unable to do using a shared website hosting account - to update the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, etc. You'll be able to order the server without any web hosting Control Panel and do everything from a console, unless you set up a third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to manage your web sites and many system settings. In all three cases, you will have full control of your server. The huge amount of resources that you'll get makes our dedicated packages the best choice for any type of content that you'd like to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are simpler to maintain, however the root access to such a machine is limited.