Having root-level access to your server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You may also set up software which can change specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you are 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 need. You may also make additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ 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 to be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You're able to manage your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package which you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed from a user-friendly web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything via a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system or custom content on it all the time, which makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any application 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 alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you pick throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you are able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control various server-side options and also any web content which you create or upload, while if 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 own liking, provided that it's compatible with the OS that you've selected during the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option that you're able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.