Having root-level access to a server signifies that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You may also set up software which can modify certain settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you would like. You can also create various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

When you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you'll pick during the registration process. The same is valid if you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the chance to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a shared hosting account and apps which have particular requirements as to what the program environment on your hosting server has to be. The latter is something which can't be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings as well as your website content will be managed via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will get a server with restricted root access.