Unmanaged vs Managed Dedicated Servers Comparison

 
Unmanaged
Starting at $ 99.59 USD monthly 17% Off (was $119.99) buy it
Core
Starting at $ 141.09 USD monthly 17% Off (was $169.99) buy it
Managed
Starting at $ 141.09 USD monthly 17% Off (was $169.99) buy it
Managed vs Unmanaged Hosting Top Features
Managed Server Configurationnoyesyes

Server configuration involves a number of technical tasks including installing the operating system, installing the control panel, setting up the server's software, adding all pre-installed applications included with the account and more.

24/7/365 Guru Crew SupportLimitedyesyes

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Submit a ticket. Email us. Call us. Chat with us. Wherever you are. Whenever you need us, 24/7/365.

We’re here for you! We're here for you at 3:00 AM, when the ball drops on New Years Eve or even on February 29th.

We’ve hand-selected our support technicians. The Guru Crew is here to track down the solution to your hosting questions. Whether you need advanced PHP Hosting support or have a question about how to get your blog set up, the Guru Crew is here.

Root Access - Learn More!yesyesno

"Root" gives you administrative level access to edit, install and configure all of the files on your server, including system-critical files. It gives you ultimate access to your server. This gives you the ability to configure your server to your exact needs. While root access gives you full control of your server, it is intended for experienced users, engineers and developers. That's because you do have the potential to misconfigure or delete those system critial files if you're unfamiliar or inexperienced with what you're doing.

Additional Managed vs Unmanaged Hosting Comparison
Managed Securitynoyesyes

 Even when you’re away from your computer, your server is protected by our 24/7/365 monitoring and Smart System Notifier. We’ll make sure you have the latest OS security updates and you get unrivaled server hardening.

Installation/Upgrades for Core Software (Apache, MySQL, PHP)noyesyes

Our automated cPanel and OS updates will make sure that you get the best version of both. Our Guru Crew Support staff will also be happy to upgrade or install the version of your core software (Apache, MySQL and PHP) by request!

Managed Hardware & Networkyesyesyes

We maintain and update all hardware for top performance. Our quadruple redundant network and RAID storage ensures ultimate reliability. 

CloudFlare Free CDN (Avg. 200% Faster Page Load)nonoyes

Boost your site's performance and security for free! Our CDN is a group of servers connected worldwide that automatically determines the fastest route to deliver your site to your visitors. Our CDN Benefits

  • Increased Site Speed - Pretty cool, right?
  • Enhanced Security – CloudFlare CDN recognizes and blocks many malicious threats before they can even reach your site.
  • Free Universal SSL - Help keep your visitors safer with free SSL!
  • Easy Setup - Simple 5-minute CDN setup.
  • Increased Uptime - If one CDN server is unavailable, your site's traffic is automatically routed through the next nearest server.
  • Free – Other hosts charge for CDN access. Go figure!
cPanel Control PanelAvailableFREEFREE

Offers an intuitive interface and makes it easy to manage your:

  • Domains
  • Software
  • Databases
  • Email
Webuzo 1-Click Software Installeryesnono

Use Webuzo, included free with your server, to 1-click setup the most popular software on your account! Webuzo makes it quick and easy to get up and running. Setup stacks, scripting solutions, web servers, databases and more with a single click. Just choose one of the operating systems from our cart that includes Webuzo!

Choice Of Operating Systemyesyesno

Choose from multiple versions of Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Slackware and more!

Difference Between Unmanaged & Managed Dedicated Servers

  • A2 Hosting's Unmanaged Dedicated Servers are perfect if you're looking for complete control over your the configuration of your server complete with root access and choice of Linux Operating System.
  • With our Managed Dedicated Servers, you get the benefit of our Guru Crew Support team essentially being your IT admin team. You get a pre-configured server complete with managed hardware, core server software, security hardware, network and more!
  • Are you looking for a Managed Server, but also want root access? You'll want to choose our Core Dedicated Servers!

Package Comparison

Starting at $99.59 USD monthly 17% Off (was $119.99)
Designed for experienced developers
  • Managed Server Configuration
  • Limited Guru Crew Support
  • Root Access
Use code: FASTSRVR
Starting at $141.09 USD monthly 17% Off (was $169.99)
Fully Managed complete with Root Access
  • Managed Server Configuration
  • Comprehensive Guru Crew Support
  • Root Access
Use code: FASTSRVR
Starting at $141.09 USD monthly 17% Off (was $169.99)
Fully Managed hardware, network, security & core server software
  • Managed Server Configuration
  • Comprehensive Guru Crew Support
  • Root Access
Use code: FASTSRVR

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