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 that can change particular settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you're 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'll be able to do anything you want. You may also create other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You will be able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan that you have picked, 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, multiple system settings can be controlled from an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any app 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, etc. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each and every dedicated server that we offer gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements regarding the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by an ordinary shared web hosting plan, our servers are the most suitable solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and modify its settings as well as the content that you upload using a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, and most server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've selected at signup. When you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have limited root access, however you will still be able to perform quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.