Having root-level access to your server means that you will be able to view and update any file on it, which includes important system files. You can also set up software that can update specific settings on your server during the process, so the installation can be performed only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, which means that you will have full control over the machine whenever you want and you can do anything you would like. You may also generate other users either with identical rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you want them for - everyday tasks, other server admins, etcetera. To be on the safe side, it's usually recommended to use the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done 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 Dedicated Hosting
When you choose the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access to your new dedicated server, no matter which of our packages you will select during the registration process. The same is valid if you choose not to get a Control Panel at all. All our servers will give you the opportunity to run both very resource-demanding apps that are too heavy for a standard shared hosting account and applications that have certain requirements as to what the program environment on the web hosting server needs to be. The latter is something that cannot be achieved on a shared machine, as no server-side software can be set up on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without a Control Panel, server management can be done only via a console, whereas if you obtain cPanel or DirectAdmin, the majority of system settings along with your web content can be managed via a graphical interface. If you choose Hepsia, which is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll have a server with restricted root access.