When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you'll be able to both access and update any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things as well as to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create a separate user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we offer comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you'd like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements regarding the server software environment that cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and modify its settings and the content that you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, and also the majority of server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always install a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've chosen at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have restricted root access, but you will still be able to perform quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.