Having root-level access to a server signifies that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, including important system files. You can also install software which can change specific settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be done 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 can perform anything you'd like. You may also generate additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks you can do using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package that you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled from an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make 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 kind of system and / or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each and every dedicated server that we provide gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software setting that can't be fulfilled by a conventional shared web hosting package, our servers will be the most suitable solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and modify its settings and the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have selected at signup. If you select our Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have restricted root access, but you will still be able to do many different things using a Secure Shell console.