Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and change any file on it, including crucial system files. You can also install software which can modify certain settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be done only if you're logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over your machine whenever you want and you'll be able to do anything you need. You can also generate additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that you can do through 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 Hosting
You can manage your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the package which you have selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be controlled via an easy to navigate web-based interface, while in the second, you'll have to make everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS as well as any system and custom content on it all the time, that makes this type of website hosting perfect for any app which you cannot 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 final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you get one of the Linux dedicated web hosting which we supply, you will have full root-level access and you'll be able to do anything that you can't do using a shared website hosting account - to update the server-side PHP settings, to install frameworks or media streaming software, etcetera. You can order the server with no hosting Control Panel and do everything with a console, unless you install a third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to control your websites and many system settings. In all three cases, you will have complete control over the machine. The tremendous amount of system resources which you'll receive makes our dedicated plans a great choice for any kind of content that you would like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are easier to maintain, but the root access to such a machine will be limited.