When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make a separate 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 required by some script-driven application that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You're able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package that you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled through an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to make everything through a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you get one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting which we supply, you'll have full root-level access and you can do anything that you cannot do with a shared website hosting account - to modify the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and many others. You'll be able to order the server without any web hosting Control Panel and do everything through a console, unless you install a third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your web sites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you'll have full control of the machine. The tremendous amount of system resources that you'll have makes our dedicated plans the best choice for any type of content that you would like to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to control, still the root access to such a machine will be limited.