When you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and change any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and also to make 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 one more user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software which may be required by some script-driven application that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you pick throughout the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you will be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control numerous server-side options and also any website content that you generate or upload, while if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you have selected throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you're able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.