Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and update any file on it, including important system files. You can also install software which can change specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine at any time and you can do anything you want. You may also create other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, 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 you can do via 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 Hosting

You can take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan which you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed through an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to do everything through a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS in addition to any system and custom content on it all of the time, which makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any app that 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 so on. The final VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each dedicated server that we supply features full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software environment that cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared website hosting plan, our servers are the most suitable solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you will 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 have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you may always install a third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you've selected at registration. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you will still be able to perform a number of things using a Secure Shell console.