Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and change any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software which can modify particular settings on the server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to do anything you would like. You can also make other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require 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 really need it and not for tasks that can be done using other accounts. You can 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 will be able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the package which you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled through an easy to work with web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS and any kind of system and / or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server plans perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and also any web content which you create or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you've selected during the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you're able to choose on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.