If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment 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 do the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make a different 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 some script-driven application that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

You are able to control your new virtual private 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 devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled through an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will need to do everything through a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any kind of system or custom content on it at all times, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you choose during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options and also any website content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the OS which you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you'll be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.