If you have root-level access to a hosting server, this means that you'll have full control over it. In other words, you can set up any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and modify any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things and also to create other users, including users who also have full privileges. The connection can be established with 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 use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be required by a script-driven application that you wish to run.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that we provide gives you full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements about the server software setting that can't be fulfilled by a conventional shared web hosting plan, our servers are the perfect solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and modify its settings and the content that you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can install some third-party software tool manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have selected at registration. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have limited root access, but you can still perform many different things using a Secure Shell console.