Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and change any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also set up software that can update specific settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be performed only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you need. You may also generate various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you require them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks you can do through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS
You're able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package that you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled from an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to do everything using a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS plus any system and custom content on it at all times, which makes this type of hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting
When you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll choose throughout the registration process. Exactly the same is valid if you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a standard shared web hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the server has to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, because 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 get cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings as well as your web content can be managed through a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will receive a server with limited root access.