Having full root-level access signifies that you'll be able to access and customize any file on a selected server, including all of the system files, and to change system settings or set up server-side software that may be needed by specific scripts and even offline applications to work efficiently. A server is accessed at the root level via a root user, which has full privileges to perform all of the aforementioned tasks. Your root user can also make other users. For safety reasons, you're advised to have one more account for daily tasks and to use the root account only if you actually need to perform some task on the website hosting server. The root-level access feature will provide you with full control over your server from any kind of location, as long as you have the user credentials.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
You are able to control your new virtual private servers at the root level regardless of the plan that you've selected, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, a large number of system settings can be managed from an easy to use web-based interface, while in the second, you'll need to do everything using a console, unless you decide to install a Control Panel yourself. Either way, you will have full control over the VPS in addition to any kind of system or custom content on it at all times, that makes this type of hosting perfect for any application which you cannot run with a shared web hosting account because of the restricted level of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, and so on. The final VPS Control Panel option is Hepsia, however the root access to your server is restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server whatever the package you pick during the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or with no web hosting Control Panel at all. In each of these three cases, you can update any part of the software environment in any way you see fit, which makes our server plans perfect for multi-media applications with specific requirements that cannot be covered if you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control many different server-side options as well as any web content which you create or upload, whereas when you order the server with no Control Panel, you will have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System which you've chosen throughout the sign up process. With the last Control Panel option which you can select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access will be restricted.