Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also install software which can update specific settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you can do anything you need. You can also generate additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you really 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 to the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

You can manage your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan that you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled from a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to make everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any app which you cannot 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 final VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you will select throughout the signup process. The same is valid if you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers provide you with the option to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a shared web hosting account and apps which have particular requirements as to what the software environment on the website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as 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, while if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your website content will be managed via a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will receive a server with limited root access.