Having full root-level access means that you can access and modify every file on a particular server, in addition to all of the system files, and to change system settings or install server-side software which may be needed by specific scripts and even offline applications to work appropriately. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, which has full privileges to perform all the aforementioned things. The root user can also make other users. For safety reasons, you're advised to have a different account for routine tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do a particular task on your hosting server. The root-level access attribute will give you full control over your server from almost any location, provided that you know the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You'll be able to take care of your new VPS servers
at the root level whatever the plan which you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of 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, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system and custom content on it all of the time, which makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited degree 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 limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you will choose throughout the signup process. Exactly the same is valid if you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will provide you with the option to run both really resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared web hosting account and apps that have particular requirements as to what the software environment on your website hosting server has to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings and your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will get a server with restricted root access.