Having full root-level access means that you'll be able to access and update any file on a specific server, which includes all system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software which may be necessary for certain scripts and even offline applications to work effectively. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, which has full privileges to perform any of the abovementioned things. The root user may also create other users. For safety reasons, you are advised to have one more account for daily tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do a task on your website hosting server. The root-level access feature will provide you with full control of your server from any location, given that you know the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to take care of your new virtual private servers
at the root level regardless of the package that you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed through an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything using a console, until you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS and any system or custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each and every dedicated server
that we provide comes with full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements about the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by an ordinary shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the right solution. Without any Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and change its settings as well as the content which you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always install a third-party software instrument manually, as long as it supports the OS that you have selected at signup. When you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have restricted root access, but you can still do quite a lot of things using a Secure Shell console.