When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on the server, and you will be able to both access and update any file, including system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things as well as to generate other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be needed by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we offer comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements with regard to the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a conventional shared hosting package, our servers will be the optimal solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content which you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, and also most server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can install some third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've chosen at registration. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have restricted root access, however you can still perform a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.