When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. In other words, you can install any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to generate other users, which includes 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 make a separate 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 required by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our packages you will choose during the signup process. The very same is valid when you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. All our servers provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on your server should be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your web content can be controlled via a graphical interface. When you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.