Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and update any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also install software that can update certain settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you want. You may also make various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally 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 to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You'll be able to take care of your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be controlled from an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to do everything via a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our plans you'll select during the signup process. The exact same is valid if you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and applications that have specific requirements as to what the software environment on the web hosting server has to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings as well as your website content can be controlled via a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will get a server with restricted root access.