If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and change any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and to make other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you make another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven app that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

In case you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you will pick throughout the registration process. The same is valid if you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the option to run both very resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a standard shared hosting account and apps which have particular requirements as to what the program environment on the web hosting server should be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your web content will be controlled via a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll receive a server with restricted root access.