Having full root-level access means that you can access and change any kind of file on a specific server, in addition to all the system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software which may be required by specific scripts and even offline applications in order to work properly. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, who has full privileges to do all of the abovementioned tasks. Your root user may also make various other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have another account for everyday tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do a specific task on your server. The root-level access feature gives you full control over your server from any location, given that you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You're able to control your new VPS servers
at the root level regardless of the plan that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be controlled from an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything through a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any kind of system and / or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server
no matter which plan you select throughout 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 three cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages ideal for multi-media applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options as well as any web content which you create or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System which you've chosen throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you are able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.