If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app no matter what the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you'll be able to both access and modify any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do all these things as well as to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make a different 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 would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which cannot be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage a variety of server-side options and any website content which you create or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the OS that you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you will be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.