Having root-level access to a server signifies that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also install software that can change particular settings on your server throughout the, so that the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to perform anything you'd like. You can also make additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done through other accounts. You may 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

You can control your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the package that you've selected, 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, multiple system settings can be managed from an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system and / or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application which you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

When you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll pick during the registration process. The same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and apps that have specific requirements as to what the program environment on your web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned options is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings and your site content can be managed through a graphical interface. When you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will receive a server with limited root access.