When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things as well as to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You are able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled through an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel alternative 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 web hosting plans which we supply, you will have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you can't do with a shared web hosting account - to update the server-side PHP settings, to install frameworks or media streaming software, and many others. You will be able to order the server without hosting Control Panel and do everything with 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 control your web sites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you'll have complete control over your server. The significant amount of resources that you'll get makes our dedicated plans an excellent choice for any kind of content that you'd like to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to maintain, but the root access to such a server will be limited.