When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side app regardless of the changes that it will make to the software setting on the server, and you are able to both access and customize any kind of file, including system files, and change various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to perform all these things and also to create other users, which includes users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you make one more user for your daily work and employ the root user only when you need to modify 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 VPS Hosting

You are able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan that you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be controlled via an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to do everything through a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be restricted.