Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You may also install software which can change specific settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over your machine at any time and you can perform anything you'd like. You may also generate various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done via 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 manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

You'll be able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be controlled via a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any kind of system and / or custom content on it all of the time, which makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app which 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 so on. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our plans you will pick during the registration process. The exact same is valid when you decide not to add a Control Panel at all. All of our servers provide you with the possibility to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and apps which have specific requirements as to what the software environment on the hosting server should be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your website content can be managed via a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.