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Managed vs. Unmanaged VPS

When companies are figuring out how to handle their computing needs, the discussion will often involve the use of Virtual Private Servers (VPS). But how much support will any vendor provide your company? In this blog, we’ll look at the differences between choosing a managed and an unmanaged VPS program.

What Is a Managed VPS?

A managed VPS is the more hands-on option because it requires the hosting company to do all the heavy lifting. This includes server configuration, maintenance, security, software updates, and other related services. Be mindful that this is a general term and not all providers are created equal. Some VPS hosts will provide service plans that offer all of these services and more. Other VPS hosts will provide a lot more or a lot less. Be mindful that cost is just one factor to consider!

What Is an Unmanaged VPS?

An unmanaged VPS is largely the opposite. The client (YOU) will be responsible for more of the heavy lifting from the very beginning. Aside from providing your company with some server space or some other minimal features, you will be on your own. This might cost more in the long run because you’ll need to provide more of your own support for potential technical issues.

How Do We Decide?

The choice between a managed and an unmanaged VPS plan comes down to cost, value, and your company’s overall needs. Generally speaking, unmanaged VPS programs will cost less but will require less attention from the provider. This could mean that you need to dedicate more time and resources from your existing IT department to manage gaps in coverage. 

What Can Solar VPS Do for You?

Once you’ve decided what features you’d like to have in your VPS, it’s important to find the right provider for your services. Consider Solar VPS. We provide cloud hosting plans to suit your current and future VPS needs. We provide solutions for iOS, Windows, and Linux computing systems. In addition to offering competitive pricing and plans to give you what you need, our technical support is a comprehensive service available when you need it. You’ll only pay for what you need and nothing more. Don’t delay–Contact us today!

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