Having root-level access to your server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also install software which can change particular settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be done only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you want. You can also create other users either with the same 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 is usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You will be able to manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package that you have picked, 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, a number of system settings can be controlled via an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to make everything via a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

If you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you will choose throughout the registration process. The same is valid when you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the option to run both very resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings as well as your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll receive a server with limited root access.