Managed vs. Self-Managed: Which One Should You Choose?

If you are seeking a VPS(virtual private server) hosting or dedicated server for your business, you have to make your choice between managed and self-managed hosting. It’s not just about costs, but also the time, and level of control.

Key Managed and Self-Managed Hosting Differences

  • For our managed hosting plan, we will provide you timely supports for any issues, our cloud experts will help you manage your website, system, panels, applications, and keep it safe with automated backup and monitoring.
  • Self-managed hosting plan is cheaper, because it doesn’t have any panels, which means you need to do everything if you choose self-managed hosting plan. There is no support but you do have the right of root access.
Managed Cloud Server Unmanaged VPS hosting
Managed
Panel Plesk/cPanel Additional cost
Free Migration
Technical Support
Root Access
Security High Moderate
Backup
OS Fixed Any
Patching
APP installs & updates

So which plan you would like to choose depends on the following:

You Should Choose Managed Hosting Plan if

  • You are a small business without an IT team
  • You want to save time to grow your business rather than dealing with your server
  • You can afford the cost of managed hosting plan

You Should Choose Self-Managed Hosting Plan if

  • One or more of your associates is familiar with server administration
  • You do not have enough budget for the managed hosting plan
  • You have enough time to manage the server
  • You want the right of root access

Linux or Windows

After you choose managed hosting or self-managed hosting plan, you still need to choose between a Windows-based hosting plan or a Linux hosting plan. Fortunately, the decision is not a hard one. If your website uses ASP or ASP.NET, then Windows hosting plan is more suitable for you. If your website uses CGI or PHP, then Linux hosting plan is a better option.

Linux Windows
WordPress, Drupal, Joomla Recommended Available
PHP, MySQL, CGI, Python, or Perl Recommended Available
ASP, ASP.NET, MS SQL Not Available Recommended
cPanel / WHM control panel Available Not Available
Plesk control panel Available Available

WordPress or VPS or Dedicated Server Hosting Plan

To start your business, you still need to make a decision among WordPress, VPS or dedicated server hosting, these three popular hosting plans will offer you different type of storage Space, reliability, speed, performance, so which one should you choose?

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Bloggers, startup,
freelancers, studios
Great For
Small business, e-commerce,
resellers, app developers,
growing websites
Great For
Enterprise, bank,
high traffic sites, developers
One click to start your
business easily with WordPress,
the most popular CMS in the World.
Middle level between shared
hosting and dedicated, VPS
hosting offers you the chance
to customize your server with
root access.
Dedicated hosting is the highest
market standard, you have total
power and full control over your
physical server.
WordPress Optimized
FREE Migrations
Pre-Install
Root Access Choice
cPanel or Plesk control
Panel option
Scalable
Root Access Choice
Total Control
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