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 which can change specific settings on the server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you're logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine at any time and you'll be able to perform anything you would like. You can also make various other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etc. 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 you can do via other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You're able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package that you've picked, 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, multiple system settings can be managed through an intuitive web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each and every dedicated server that we provide features full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you wish to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have special requirements regarding the server software environment which cannot be fulfilled by a conventional shared hosting plan, our servers will be the perfect solution. With no Control Panel at hand, you're able to access the server and update its settings as well as the content which you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will have a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and also the majority of server-side settings. Needless to say, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you can always set up a third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the Operating System that you have chosen at signup. If you pick the Hepsia Control Panel on the order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you'll still be able to do many different things using a Secure Shell console.