Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You can also install software which can update particular settings on the server throughout the, so the installation is possible only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to do anything you need. You may also make additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

You're able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of 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 Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled through a user-friendly web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will need to do everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you can change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages ideal for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options as well as any web content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS which you've selected during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you will be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.