When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you will be able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do all these things and also to create 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 security reasons, it is recommended that you create one more user for your everyday 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 want to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you choose during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you are able to change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server packages ideal for multi-media applications with specific requirements that can't be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options and also any site content which you create or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System which you have selected during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you are able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.