Having root-level access to a server means that you will be able to view and change any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software that can update certain settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over your machine at any time and you will be able to do anything you want. You may also generate various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. 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 which can be done using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You can manage your new VPS servers at the root level regardless of 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 with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be controlled via an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will have to make everything via a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of web hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each dedicated server that we offer gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements regarding the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by a standard shared web hosting package, our servers will be the most suitable solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and change its settings and the content which you upload with a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can set up a third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the OS that you've selected at registration. If you choose our Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you will have limited root access, yet you can still perform lots of things using a Secure Shell console.