Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You may also set up software which can modify certain settings on the server throughout the, so that the installation can be done only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you will be able to do anything you'd like. You can also make various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

You are able to manage your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan that you have selected, 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 lot of system settings can be managed through an easy to work with web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, until 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 of the time, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you select during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options and any website content which you create or upload, while if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS which you've chosen throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option which you'll be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.