Having root-level access to your server signifies that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software that can modify particular settings on the server throughout the, so that 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 whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you would like. You may also create additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You're able to manage your new VPS servers
at the root level regardless of the package which you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled through an easy to work with 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'll have full control over the VPS and any system and / or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any app which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
If you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans
that we offer, you will have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you are unable to do using a shared hosting account - to modify the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and the like. You can order the server with no hosting Control Panel and do everything using a console, unless you install a third-party tool, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to take care of your sites and many system settings. In all three cases, you'll have full control of the machine. The huge amount of resources that you will receive makes our dedicated packages a great choice for any type of content that you'd like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are easier to manage, but the root access to such a machine is restricted.