Having root-level access to a server signifies that you will be able to view and update any file on it, including crucial system files. You may also set up software that can update certain settings on your server during the process, so that the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The aforementioned has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over your machine at any time and you will be able to do anything you'd like. You can also generate other users either with similar rights or with fewer rights, according to what you need them for - day-to-day tasks, other server administrators, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks you can do via other accounts. You can 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 VPS Servers
You're able to manage your new VPS servers
at the root level whatever the plan which you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or with no Control Panel at all. In the first case, a number of system settings can be managed via an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll need to do everything through a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system and custom content on it all of the time, that makes this kind of hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and many others. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, but the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
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 ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages ideal for resource-demanding applications with specific requirements which can't be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you choose cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control numerous server-side options as well as any website content that you create or upload, while if you order the server devoid of Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the OS that you've selected throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you will be able to choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.