Difference between Managed VPS and Unmanaged VPS

VPS or Virtual Private Servers is the in thing nowadays on the business technology front, thanks to a number of companies providing server hosting facilities for personal and business use which are not only convenient but budget friendly. To explain in layman’s term, VPS hosting is a web hosting service provided by a third party with their own physical infrastructure. In this way, they can offer many servers using a single physical server machine to multiple clients by partitioning using high quality software. The advantage is the elimination of dedicated physical infrastructure deployed by the clients for their server needs. This prevents a large amount of critical cash burn for the businesses and at the same time adds efficiency and convenience of a professionally managed infrastructure.

There are two types of services offered in VPS – Managed VPS and unmanaged VPS. Let us see the difference between the two and why you

must opt for Managed VPS.

Difference between Managed VPS and Unmanaged VPS

Managed VPS is the most practical solution for those who don’t

have much technical know-how of server functioning and administration. In managed VPS, the service provider takes care of all issues related to server functioning. Whether it is server uptime, system maintenance and upgrade or security, everything is taken care of by the hosting company and you will have a worry free functioning server.

Unmanaged VPS on the other hand is for those who can manage the server technically. The hosting company provides the physical infrastructure and is responsible only for hardware issues and uptime. They will install the initial server but after that, you as the user will have to take care of software upgrades, maintenance and security. You will have

to be technically sound about the various latest software and tools for the best possible way of operating a server.

So which service to choose? Ask some questions to yourself: What is your level of technical knowledge of serves and their administration? Which type of applications do you plan to install? What is your budget? Managed hosting is costlier than unmanaged hosting obviously. Make

a checklist and do a cost benefit analysis. If you want to focus fully on your core business functions, than managed VPS is perfect for you but if you have time for managing your own servers, than go for unmanaged VPS.