Unmanaged vs Managed Dedicated Servers Comparison

Managed vs Unmanaged Hosting Top Features
Managed Server Configuration
  • Unmanaged- We support the hardware and you take care of the rest! This option allows for the most flexibility and is a great option for users who require advanced administrative privileges.
  • Managed- This is a more comprehensive approach to server management. Essentially you have user-level access and we retain all administrative privileges. We manage and maintain the operating system, the server hardware, the webserver, the database server, and make sure your server is running optimally. This way you can focus on your website and we take care of managing the server infrastructure.
24/7/365 Guru Crew Support
  • Unmanaged- We fully support the server hardware including hard drives, CPUs, and memory. This is the most flexible option for advanced users.
  • Managed- This is the most popular VPS option. With a managed server we fully manage and support the server infrastructure so you can focus on your website. You get full access to our support team. We even monitor your server on 15-minute intervals to ensure uptime.
Root Access - Learn More!

"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.

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Managed Security

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. Our Reinforced DDoS defensesolution provides high scale capacity, instant attack detection and mitigation. This improves the likelihood that your site will remain online during even the most sophisticated distributed denial of service attacks.

Installation/Upgrades for Core Software (Apache, PHP)

Our automated cPanel and OS updates will make sure that you get the best version of Apache and PHP!

Managed Hardware & Network

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

CloudFlare CDN Free
cPanel Control Panel

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

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

Use Webuzo, included freewith 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 System

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

Difference Between Unmanaged & Managed Dedicated Servers

  • Our Managed Dedicated Servers are our most popular Dedicated solutionwe offer. Let us handle your server infrastructure while you focus on running your sites. Our team will support your hardware, core server software, network, security configuration and patches/updates while providing general troubleshooting assistance.
  • Our Unmanaged Server Hosting solutions offer you full administrative privileges. This is ideal for advanced users who want to configure servers to meet exact needsand choose their operating system.

Learn more about the difference between Unmanaged vs Managed Hosting.

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