If you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able install any server-side application whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you can both access and change any file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things as well as to make other users, including users who 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 one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software that may be required by a script-driven app that you would like to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options and any web content which you create or upload, while if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System that you have selected during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you are able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.