Having full root-level access signifies that you will be able to access and change 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 needed by certain scripts and even offline applications to function effectively. A server is accessed at the root level through a root user, which has full privileges to do all of the abovementioned things. The root user may also create other users. For security reasons, you're advised to have another account for everyday tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do a particular task on your server. The root-level access function gives you full control over your server from any kind of location, as long as you know the user credentials.

Full Root-level Access in VPS

You will be able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package that you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed from an easy to navigate web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to make everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you'll have full control over the VPS as well as any system and / or custom content on it all the time, which makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server is limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you select during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you are able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that using cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options as well as any website content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, provided that it is compatible with the OS which you have selected throughout the registration process. With the final Control Panel option that you will be able to pick on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.