Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and change any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software which can modify specific settings on the server throughout the, so the installation can be performed only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine at any time and you can perform anything you would like. You can also make other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use 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 be able to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you choose throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you're able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage numerous server-side options and any web content that you create or upload, while when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS that you've chosen during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you're able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.