Having full root-level access signifies that you'll be able to access and customize any file on a particular server, which includes all of the system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software which may be required by certain scripts and even offline applications in order to work properly. A server is accessed at the root level with a root user, which has full privileges to perform any of the abovementioned things. Your root user can also make other users. For safety reasons, you are advised to have another account for routine tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do some task on your website hosting server. The root-level access feature gives you full control over your server from almost any location, given that you know the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
You're able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the package that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, a lot of system settings can be controlled from an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to do everything through a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system or custom content on it all the time, which makes this type of web hosting perfect for any app which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each dedicated server that we supply provides you with full root-level access, when the server is ordered with no Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you want to install and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have specific requirements regarding the server software setting which cannot be fulfilled by a regular shared web hosting package, our servers will be the right solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you'll be 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'll use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, and also most server-side settings. Of course, when you get a dedicated server without a Control Panel, you may always set up some third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you have selected at signup. If you choose the Hepsia Control Panel from your order page, you'll have limited root access, yet you will still be able to perform a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.