Having full root-level access means that you can access and update each file on a selected server, which includes all the system files, and to change system settings or install server-side software which may be required by certain scripts and even offline apps in order to function efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, who has full privileges to do all of the abovementioned tasks. Your root user can also generate other users. For safety reasons, you're advised to have another account for routine tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform some task on the server. The root-level access attribute offers you full control over your server from any kind of location, provided that you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You're able to control your new VPS servers
at the root level regardless of the plan that you have 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 will need to make everything through a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any system and custom content on it all the time, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, no matter which of our plans you will choose throughout the registration process. The very same is valid if you decide not to get a Control Panel at all. All of our servers will give you the option to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a shared website hosting account and applications which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on your server should be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, because 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 via a console, while if you acquire cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your web content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.