When you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things as well as to create 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 security reasons, it's recommended that you create one more user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven application that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you'll choose during the signup process. The exact same is valid when you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the possibility to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and apps which have particular requirements as to what the program environment on the server should be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your website content can be managed through a graphical interface. When you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with limited root access.