When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you can both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and change any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that we supply provides you with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared web hosting package, our servers will be the optimal solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and modify its settings and the content which you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, and also the majority of server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always set up some third-party software tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've selected at signup. If you pick our Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you'll have restricted root access, but you can still do a number of things through a Secure Shell console.