Having root-level access to a server means that you will be able to view and change any file on it, including important system files. You may also set up software which can update particular settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you need. You can also make other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks which can be done through other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You will be able to manage your new virtual private servers
at the root level whatever the package that you've picked, 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, many system settings can be controlled via an easy to work with web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will have to make everything via a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any kind of system and / or custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you pick 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 plans you will choose throughout the signup process. The exact same is valid when you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All our servers provide you with the possibility to run both very resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared website hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on your web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the abovementioned solutions is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings as well as your site content can be managed via a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will have a server with restricted root access.