Having root-level access to your server means that you'll be able to view and update any file on it, which includes essential system files. You may also install software that can modify particular settings on your 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 at any time and you can perform anything you want. You can also make additional users either with the same rights or with fewer rights, depending on what you need them for - daily tasks, other server admins, etc. To be on the safe side, it is usually recommended to use the root account only when you really need it and not for tasks that can be done using other accounts. You can use a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console to connect to the server and to manage it at the root level.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
If you buy a virtual private servers
from us, you'll have full root-level access in 3 cases - if the server comes with no web hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you'll be able to update each part of the system using a Secure Shell console, whereas in the second, you will still be able to use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, still you will also have a graphical interface accessible to take care of your web content and many of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a great choice when you want to run any software which you can not set up in an ordinary shared hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by using SSH and to take care of the content on the hosting server, however, the root access privileges are more limited.