If you have root-level access to a server, this means that you'll have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able install any server-side application no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software environment on your server, and you can both access and update any file, which includes system files, and modify any settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user who has full privileges to perform the aforementioned things as well as to make other users, including users that also have full privileges. This connection can be established with a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your daily work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software that may be required by a script-driven application that you'd like to run.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
When you get one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
that we supply, you'll have full root-level access and you will be able to do anything that you are unable to do with a shared web hosting account - to modify the server-side PHP settings, to install frameworks or media streaming software, etc. You'll be able to order the server without hosting Control Panel and do everything through a console, unless you install some third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your web sites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you will have complete control of your server. The tremendous amount of resources that you'll get makes our dedicated packages the best choice for any kind of content that you want to have. The servers which are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are much easier to manage, however the root access to such a machine is limited.