Having full root-level access means that you can access and modify each file on a specific server, including all the system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software that may be necessary for specific scripts and even offline apps to work efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, who has full privileges to perform all of the abovementioned tasks. The root user may also generate other users. For security reasons, you're advised to have a different account for day-to-day tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to do a task on the website hosting server. The root-level access feature will give you full control of your server from any location, given that you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Servers
You're able to manage your new VPS servers at the root level whatever the package that you've chosen, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panel, or without Control Panel at all. In the first case, many system settings can be controlled via a user-friendly web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to make everything via a console, until you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS and any kind of system or custom content on it at all times, which makes this kind of hosting perfect for any app that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The final VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers
In case you pick the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will pick during the signup process. Exactly the same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers will give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding apps which are too heavy for a shared hosting account and apps which have certain requirements as to what the software environment on the website hosting server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, because no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the abovementioned choices 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 and your site content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you pick Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll get a server with restricted root access.