When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any file, including system files, and change any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to make other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You're able to control your new VPS servers
at the root level whatever the plan that you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled through an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will have to make everything using a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and custom content on it all of the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans
that we supply, you'll have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you are unable to do using a shared website hosting account - to customize the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and the like. You'll be able to order the server without any hosting Control Panel and do everything using a console, unless you install some 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 three cases, you will have complete control of your machine. The huge amount of system resources which you'll have makes our dedicated packages a great choice for any type of content that you wish to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to control, however the root access to such a server is restricted.