Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and change any file on it, including crucial system files. You can also install software that can change particular settings on the server during the process, so that the installation is possible only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you can perform anything you need. You may also generate additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want 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 that can be done through other accounts. You may 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 VPS Servers

You can manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan that you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be controlled via an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything via 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 kind of system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each and every dedicated server that we provide gives you full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements with regard to the server software environment that can't be fulfilled by a standard shared website hosting plan, our servers are the most suitable solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you are able to access the server and customize its settings and the content that you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to control everything related to your online content, and also most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you may always set up some third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've selected at signup. If you pick our Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you will have restricted root access, however you'll still be able to perform quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.