Having full root-level access signifies that you can access and change each file on a specific server, including all system files, and to change system settings or install server-side software that may be needed by certain scripts and even offline applications to work properly. A server is accessed at the root level with a root user, who has full privileges to perform all of the abovementioned tasks. Your root user can also generate 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 perform some task on the hosting server. The root-level access feature offers you full control over your server from any location, provided that you have the user credentials.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You're able to manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the plan that you have chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled from an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to do everything via a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system or custom content on it all the time, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, however 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 regardless of what package you pick during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you are able to change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans suitable for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements that can't be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and any web content which you generate or upload, while if you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the OS which you have selected during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you're able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.