If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control of it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side application whatever the changes that it will make to the software setting on your server, and you'll be able to both access and modify any kind of file, which includes system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things as well as to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to set up software which may be needed by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server that we offer gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements about the server software environment that can't be fulfilled by a conventional shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the best solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and customize its settings as well as the content that you upload using a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to control everything related to your web content, and most server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can install some third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you've selected at registration. If you pick our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you'll have limited root access, but you will still be able to perform quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.