When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you're able to both access and modify any file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you make one more user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

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 plans you'll pick during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a shared website hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your web hosting server has to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.