Having root-level access to your server signifies that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You can also install software that can update particular settings on the server during the process, so that the installation is possible only if you are signed 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 will be able to perform anything you need. You may also generate additional users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to employ 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 with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers

You will be able to control your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package which you have picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled via an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to make everything using a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

Each and every dedicated server that we provide provides you with full root-level access, if the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to install and run heavy, resource-demanding applications and they have specific requirements with regard to the server software environment which can't be fulfilled by a standard shared website hosting plan, our servers will be the best solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and customize its settings as well as the content which you upload through a console, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your online content, as well as most server-side settings. As expected, when you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you may always install a third-party tool manually, as long as it is compatible with the OS that you've selected at signup. If you select the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have restricted root access, but you'll still be able to do lots of things through a Secure Shell console.