Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and change any file on it, including important system files. You may also set up software which can change specific settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you would like. You can also make additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that you can do through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

You're able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package which you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled through an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to make everything using a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and / or custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application which 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 many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you'll select throughout the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers will provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps which have particular requirements as to what the software environment on the server should be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings along with your website content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will get a server with limited root access.