Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and change any file on it, including essential system files. You may also install software which can update certain settings on your server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can do anything you need. You can also generate additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You're able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package which you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be managed via an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything using a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS and any system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this kind 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 many others. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options as well as any website content that you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you've chosen during the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option that you'll be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.