Having full root-level access means that you can access and change any kind of file on a selected server, including all of the system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software that may be required by certain scripts and even offline apps to work efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, which has full privileges to do all of the abovementioned tasks. Your root user can also make other users. For safety reasons, you are advised to have a separate account for day-to-day tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform a particular task on the website hosting server. The root-level access feature gives you full control of your server from almost any location, given that you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You will be able to control your new virtual private servers
at the root level whatever the plan which you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be managed from an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you will have 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 and any system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of web hosting perfect for any application which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
Each dedicated server
that we offer provides you with full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements with regard to the server software setting which can't be fulfilled by an ordinary shared website hosting package, our servers are the best solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you will be able to access the server and customize its settings as well as the content that you upload through a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to take care of everything related to your web content, as well as the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, if you get a dedicated server devoid of Control Panel, you may always set up a third-party software tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've selected at signup. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you can still do many different things using a Secure Shell console.