Having root-level access to a server signifies that you'll be able to view and change any file on it, including essential system files. You may also set up software which can modify particular settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be performed only if you are logged in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine whenever you want and you'll be able to perform anything you want. You can also generate various other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect to the server and to control it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you choose during the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these three cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans ideal for multi-media apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is the fact that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to take care of numerous server-side options and also any website content that you create or upload, while if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you have selected throughout the registration process. With the third Control Panel option which you will be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be limited.