Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and change any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also install software that can modify specific settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be done only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you can do anything you need. You may also generate other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to change any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media applications with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared 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 manage numerous server-side options and any site content which you create or upload, whereas when you order the server without a Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen throughout the sign up process. With the third Control Panel option that you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.