Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software which can modify certain settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine at any time and you can do anything you'd like. You can also make other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. 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 via other accounts. You may 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 Web Hosting
You will be able to control your new virtual private servers
at the root level regardless of the plan that you've chosen, 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 managed through an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have 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 in addition to any kind of system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any app which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server
regardless of what package you choose during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you'll be able to change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans perfect for multi-media apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options as well as any site content which you create or upload, whereas if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen during the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option that you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.