Having root-level access to your server signifies that you'll be able to view and change any file on it, including important 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 logged 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'll be able to perform anything you would like. You may also make various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etc. 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 you can do through 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 can manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever 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 devoid of Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be managed through an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you will need to do everything using a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any app which you can't 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, however the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you select during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server packages suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and also any web content that you generate or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the OS that you have chosen during the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you'll be able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.