Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and update any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also install software that can change particular settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can perform anything you'd like. You can also generate other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do 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'll be able to control your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of the plan that you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be managed via an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to do everything using a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system or custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server that we supply features full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements with regard to the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared hosting package, our servers are the optimal solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content which you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always set up some third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have selected at signup. When you pick our Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you'll have restricted root access, but you can still do a number of things through a Secure Shell console.