Having root-level access to your server signifies that you can view and change any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software which can update particular settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you want. You may also generate various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etcetera. 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 which can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You can manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan which you have 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, multiple system settings can be controlled through a user-friendly web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will have to make everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you choose during the registration 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 update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans suitable for multi-media applications with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage various server-side options and any site content which you generate or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you can select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.