Having root-level access to your server means that you can view and modify any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also set up software that can change particular settings on the server during the process, so the installation is possible only if you are signed in as the root user. The latter has full privileges, i.e. you'll have full control over your machine whenever you want and you will be able to perform anything you want. You can also make other users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, according to what you want them for - day-to-day tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is generally recommended to employ the root account only when you actually need it and not for tasks that can be done 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 VPS Web Hosting
You're able to take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the package which you have picked, 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, a lot of system settings can be controlled from an easy to use web-based interface, whereas in the second, you'll have to make everything via a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS and any system or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any app that you cannot run with a shared web hosting account due to the limited degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel choice is Hepsia, yet the root access to your server will be limited.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server regardless of what package you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is provided with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no website hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you'll be able to update any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, which makes our server packages perfect for resource-demanding apps with specific requirements which cannot be covered if you use a shared hosting account. The main difference between these options is that with cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control numerous server-side options and any web content that you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to do everything using a Secure Shell console or to set up a Control Panel of your liking, if it is compatible with the Operating System which you've selected during the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you can choose on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.