When you have root-level access to a server, this means that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side application no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you're able to both access and update any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and also to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For safety reasons, it's recommended that you create another user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
You'll be able to manage your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan which you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be controlled via an easy to work with web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to make everything through a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any application which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will pick throughout the registration process. The same is valid if you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and apps which have specific requirements as to what the software environment on the web hosting server has to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings and your website content will be controlled through a graphical interface. When you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll receive a server with restricted root access.