If you have root-level access to a server, it means that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side application no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you will be able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through 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 use the root user only when you have to customize the server or to install software that may be needed by a script-driven app that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server
regardless of what package you choose during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you'll be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options as well as any web content which you create or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it's compatible with the OS which you have selected during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you can select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.