Having root-level access to a server means that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also set up software which can update certain settings on the server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you will have full control over the machine at any time and you can perform anything you need. You can also generate other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it's 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 may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to be able to connect with the server and to manage it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

When you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you'll select throughout the registration process. The same is valid when you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. All our servers provide you with the chance to run both very resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared website hosting account and apps that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on your web hosting server should be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned choices is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only from a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings along with your site content will be controlled through a graphical interface. When you select Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will receive a server with restricted root access.