Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, including crucial system files. You can also set up software that can change specific settings on the server throughout the, so the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine at any time and you'll be able to perform anything you need. You can also generate other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done via other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the plan you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you're able to change any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans perfect for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options and also any site content which you create or upload, whereas if you order the server without a Control Panel, you'll have to do everything through a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System that you have selected throughout the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option that you'll be able to select on our order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.