Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You may also install software that can change particular settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be done only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you want. You can also create other users either with identical 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 employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that you can do via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You will be able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan which 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, many system settings can be managed from a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you will need to do everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system or custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

Each and every dedicated server that we provide gives you full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements regarding the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a standard shared web hosting package, our servers are the perfect solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and update its settings and the content which you upload using a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, and most server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can install a third-party software tool manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have chosen at registration. When you select the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you will have restricted root access, however you will still be able to do many different things through a Secure Shell console.