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Difference between Self-Managed and Fully Managed VPS Server!

Difference between Self-Managed and Fully Managed VPS Server!

We are going to discuss the differences between the Managed and Self-Managed Hosting Server platforms. As its name suggests, self-managed hosting allows the owner to act as the main administrator for the site. On the other hand, managed hosting gives a vendor the responsibility of managing and maintaining your servers although you will still be accountable for the site that is being hosted. Let’s outline some important differences and main points to consider when making your VPS service choice.

Self-Managed VPS

Self-managed systems are those systems in which a client only deals with the operating system of the server so in that case, the user can only operate the operating system. Self-managed systems will allow managing the server, its updates, and troubleshooting processes. The main advantage of using self-managed VPS is that a client handles own server without anyone’s interference and feels independent with full control over the server. A self-managed VPS server is flexible as compared to a managed VPS server with respect to server management, maintenance, and monitoring. Self-Managed servers are better for those who have experience in configuring, securing & maintaining servers & do not require the support of the web hosting provider.

In Self-Managed Hosting Users are responsible for-

  • Server configuration
  • Server management
  • Security
  • Technical support
  • Troubleshooting
  • Setting up any websites/applications

Fully Managed VPS

A managed hosting server platform is the one provided to a client that fulfills the client’s requirements. The server is totally administered by the hosting providers’ expert team. This means the clients do not have to deal with the management, monitoring, and maintenance of the server they own, all these tasks are performed by the experts of the hosting service providers. The main advantage of this fully managed VPS is that it saves time as the hosting client does not need to focus on server updates or its maintenance, but on the other hand, clients also run into a risk whereby a managing provider is not an expert and hence VPS may not work effectively, which damages overall business productivity. Some of its benefits include proactive service monitoring, security firewall management, and installation. 

Managed Hosting Provider will Offer Following Benefits-

  • Installation, setup & configuration
  • Increased level of website security
  • Firewall & server security
  • Server updates
  • Troubleshooting
  • Fewer chances of server breakdown
  • Server optimization
  • Migrations
  • Technical support

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