Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You can also set up software that can modify certain settings on the server throughout the, so the installation can be performed only if you're 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 will be able to perform anything you need. You can also create additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

You can manage your new virtual private 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 with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled from an easy to work with web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS and any system and custom content on it all of the time, that makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

Each dedicated server that we supply gives you full root-level access, if the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want 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 conventional shared website hosting package, our servers are the perfect solution. Without 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, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, and also the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up some third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have chosen at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on your order page, you will have restricted root access, but you'll still be able to do a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.