Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and modify any file on it, which includes crucial system files. You can also set up software which can update specific settings on the server throughout the, so that the installation is possible only if you are logged in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over the machine at any time and you will be able to do anything you need. You may also generate other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, based on what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to use 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 to be able to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
Each and every dedicated server that we provide includes full root-level access, when the server is ordered without a Control Panel, or with cPanel or DirectAdmin. If you would like to set up and run heavy, resource-demanding apps and they have special requirements with regard to the server software setting that can't be fulfilled by a conventional shared hosting plan, our servers will be the right solution. Without Control Panel at hand, you'll be able to access the server and change its settings as well as the content that you upload with a console, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll use a graphical interface to manage everything related to your web content, and the majority of server-side settings. Of course, if you get a dedicated server with no Control Panel, you can set up some third-party instrument manually, as long as it supports the Operating System that you've chosen at registration. When you pick the Hepsia Control Panel from the order page, you'll have restricted root access, yet you can still perform quite a lot of things through a Secure Shell console.