Having full root-level access signifies that you'll be able to access and modify any file on a particular server, in addition to all of the system files, and to change system settings or install server-side software which may be required by certain scripts and even offline apps in order 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. Your root user can also create other users. For security reasons, you are advised to have another account for routine tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform some task on your website hosting server. The root-level access function offers you full control over your server from any location, provided that you know the user credentials.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You are able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or with no 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 will have to do everything via a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS in addition to any system and custom content on it at all times, that makes this kind of website hosting perfect for any application that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you choose throughout the signup process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you'll be able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server plans suitable for multi-media applications with specific requirements that 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 will have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options and any site content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to perform everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you have chosen throughout the registration process. With the last Control Panel option which you'll be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.