Having root-level access to a server means that you will be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes important system files. You may also install software which can modify particular settings on your server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you're signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you need. You can also create other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. 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 you can do using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect with the server and to control it at the root level.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers

You will have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what plan you choose during the registration 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 will be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, that makes our server plans perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared web hosting account. The main difference between these options is that when you use cPanel or DirectAdmin, you'll have a web-based graphical interface to manage various server-side options as well as any web content that you create or upload, while when you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll 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 OS which you have selected throughout the sign up process. With the final Control Panel option that you're able to select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.