Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also install software which can update specific settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine at any time and you'll be able to do anything you need. You may also create various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you select during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you'll be able to change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options as well as any website content which you create or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System which you've chosen during the registration process. With the third Control Panel option that you will be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.