Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, including important system files. You may also set up software that can update specific settings on the server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you're 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'll be able to do anything you would like. You may also generate additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, based on what you need them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to employ the root account only when you actually 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 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 packages you will select during the signup process. The same is valid if you choose not to add a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the opportunity to run both really resource-demanding applications that are too heavy for a shared hosting account and applications which have specific requirements as to what the program environment on the web hosting server should be. The latter is something that can't be achieved on a shared machine, since no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned solutions is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, most of the system settings along with your website content can be managed via a graphical interface. If you pick Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you will receive a server with restricted root access.