If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you are able to both access and change any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. This particular can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety 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 install software which may be required by a script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You can manage your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the plan which you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled from an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to make everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS plus any system or custom content on it all of the time, that makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each dedicated server that we offer features full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements regarding the server software environment that can't be fulfilled by a regular shared hosting plan, our servers will be the optimal solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content which you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always set up some third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you've chosen at signup. When you select the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have limited root access, yet you will still be able to do quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.