When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. In other words, you can install any server-side app whatever the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you'll be able to both access and customize any kind of file, which includes 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 also to create other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it's recommended that you create a separate user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by some script-driven app that you want to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package that you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be controlled through an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will have to make everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you choose during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you'll be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans ideal for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options and any web content which you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you will be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.