When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and update any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to generate other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you make one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you select during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you'll be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options and also any web content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you've selected throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option that you're able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.