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 set up any server-side app irrespective of the changes that it will make to the software environment on the server, and you are able to both access and change any file, including 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 the aforementioned things and to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is 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 install software that may be required by some script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server
whatever the plan you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control various server-side options and also any website content that you generate or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the OS which you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you're able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.