Having full root-level access signifies that you'll be able to access and update any kind of file on a selected server, which includes all system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software which may be required by specific scripts and even offline applications to function efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level with a root user, which has full privileges to do all the abovementioned things. The root user may also make other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have a different account for daily tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do a task on the server. The root-level access function provides you with full control over your server from any existing location, given that you know the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You can manage your new virtual private servers
at the root level regardless of the plan that you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be managed from an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS and any system or custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app which you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we supply gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements about the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by a regular shared website hosting package, our servers are the right solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and customize its settings and the content that you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, as well as most server-side settings. As expected, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always install some third-party software tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've chosen at registration. When you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you'll have restricted root access, but you will still be able to do quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.