Having root-level access to a server means that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software which can update 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, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you need. You can also make other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you require them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. 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 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 Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you select during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to manage many different server-side options and also any website content that you generate or upload, whereas when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System that you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option which you'll be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.