Having root-level access to your 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 update certain settings on the server during the process, so that the installation can be done only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine at any time and you will be able to perform anything you need. You can also generate various other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - daily tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks which can be done using other accounts. You can 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 Dedicated Servers

In case you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our plans you will pick during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you choose not to use a Control Panel at all. Our servers give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your web content will be managed through a graphical interface. If you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will have a server with limited root access.