Having root-level access to a server signifies that you can view and change any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software which can update specific settings on your 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 can do anything you need. You can also create other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you require them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done via other accounts. You can 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 Dedicated Web Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you will be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you select cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage various server-side options as well as any site content which you create or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the OS that you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you can pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is limited.