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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!

How to Manage Your VPS

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Virtual private server (VPS) hosting is a cost-effective and accessible solution for most because you don’t need to invest in an expensive dedicated server. Thanks to virtualization techniques, VPS gives you a flexible solution to work with. You also need to understand how to manage your VPS plan since there are a lot of moving parts involved. There are various tools available that will help you to manage your VPS environment. Basics of VPS Management There are a few essentials you need to take care of when signing up for a VPS plan. During your initial setup, you will need to check that firewalls and antivirus software are in place. You may also want to disable all the unnecessary features. Going forward, you will have to ensure that your software is up-to-date because outdated server software can make your system vulnerable to attacks. With each new software upgrade, be sure to check your settings to ensure continuity. VPS Management Suite When you sign up for a VPS plan, you will need a management tool to oversee your resources. You can use the management tool to add or remove your resources depending on your needs and hence manage your costs as well. You can also use the management tool to perform data backup, which will assure you that your data will be available in the event of a disaster or unforeseen event. Control Panel A control panel (aka cPanel) is a must-have tool that goes along with your VPS plan. cPanel is one of the most popular hosting control panels used today. Using cPanel, you can create email and FTP accounts. You can also add domains, sub-domains, databases, manage files and utilize some other features. How Can Solar VPS Help? Solar VPS provides one of the best VPS plans to let you be in control and have flexibility at the same time. We also have many VPS tools to choose from so that all your needs are taken care of. Whether it is a powerful control panel or comprehensive technical support tools, we will equip you with everything you need to run a perfect VPS. Depending on your needs, you will have the flexibility to change your allocated resources at any time dynamically. Our tools ensure safety and efficiency and guarantee excellent customer satisfaction. Our VPS management suite,  SolarSystem, can deploy resources as and when needed. SolarSystem also provides DNS control and enables you to customize your service. When you sign up with Solar VPS, you can customize your hosting packages and increase your allotted resources by the click of a button. At the same time, all your resource allocation can be scaled down to reflect lesser resource when needed. Because of the immense flexibility, you only pay for what you need. Let us know if you have any questions and contact us today to set up your customized VPS plan.