Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, including important system files. You may also set up software which can change particular settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to do anything you need. You may also generate additional users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - daily 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 which can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect with the server and to manage 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 throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of a variety of server-side options and also any web content which you generate or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, provided that it's compatible with the Operating System which you've selected throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option that you're able to pick on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.