What is Root Access in hosting?
Root Access :
The definition of root access is relative to the limitations each user of a web server has. For example, users with shared web hosting accounts have a “root” access to their account via FTP that is the directory above the public_html folder. For the end user this is the “root”: (where username is the web hosting account username)
For the user of a server with true root access, the root directory refers to levels above the home directory. For example, the user of a dedicated server would have access to the directory structure ABOVE home:
Most webmasters never need to true root access. When they do, the use of a dedicated server is in order.