Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You may also install software which can modify certain settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be done only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to perform anything you want. You can also create additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks which can be done via 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 Servers
You can manage your new VPS servers
at the root level whatever the package that 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 lot of system settings can be managed through an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to make everything via a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and / or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
Each and every dedicated server
that we provide provides you with full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software setting that can't be fulfilled by a regular shared hosting plan, our servers are the right solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and modify its settings and the content that you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you can always install some third-party tool manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you have chosen at signup. When you select our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have restricted root access, but you will still be able to do quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.