Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes important system files. You may also install software that can modify certain settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you would like. You may also make additional users either with similar 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 is generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do via other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting

You can take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package which you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be managed through an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system and / or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you select throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you will be able to change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any website content that you create or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you have selected during the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option that you are able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.