Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also install software which can change certain settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you'd like. You may also generate various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually 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 be able to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You'll be able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan which you've 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 number of system settings can be managed through an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to make everything through a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app which 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 choice is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you pick throughout the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options as well as any website content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you have selected throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you are able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.