Having root-level access to a server means that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You can also install software that can change certain settings on your server throughout the, so the installation is possible only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you can do anything you would like. You can also generate additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you require them for - everyday 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 which can be done through other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which package you pick 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 three cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media apps 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 will have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options and also any site content which you create or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to perform everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you've selected throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you will be able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.