If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you can install any server-side application regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you're able to both access and update any file, including system files, and modify any 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 make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a separate user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to install software that may be required by some script-driven app that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server
that we offer features full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements regarding the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by an ordinary shared hosting package, our servers will be the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you can access the server and change its settings and the content that you upload with a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, and the majority of server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always install some third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you have selected at signup. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have restricted root access, but you will still be able to do quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.