Having root-level access to a server signifies that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also install software which can modify certain settings on your server throughout the, so the installation can be done 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 want. You can also make other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's generally recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that you can do using other accounts. You may use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console in order to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
In case you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server
, regardless of which of our plans you will select during the registration process. Exactly the same is valid if you choose not to install a Control Panel at all. All of our servers provide you with the chance to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared web hosting account and apps which have specific 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 choices is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, while if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your website content will be controlled through a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the registration page, you will get a server with restricted root access.