Managed VPS vs Unmanaged VPS

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.

Additional Managed vs Unmanaged Hosting Comparison
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 defense solution 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 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 System

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

Difference Between Unmanaged and Managed VPS Hosting

  • Our Managed VPS Hosting packages are our most popular VPS solution we offer. With this service, you let us worry about the server infrastructure while you focus on your website. We support your hardware, core server software, network, security configuration, patches/updates and also provide general troubleshooting assistance.
  • Our Unmanaged VPS Hosting solutions, on the other hand, provide you with full administrative privileges. This way, advanced users can configure servers to meet your exact needs, complete with choice of operating system. 

Learn more about the difference between Unmanaged vs Managed Hosting.

Package Comparison

  • Unmanaged

    As low as


    USD monthly*

    44% Off (Was $8.99)

    GET Unmanaged
    Designed for experienced developers
    • Managed Server Configuration
    • Guru Crew Support
    • Root Access
    • Server Features
      Server Features
      • Up to 20X faster Turbo option
      • Administrative level root access
      • 99.9% Uptime Commitment
      • Choose your operating system
      • Expert managed hardware & network
      • Webuzo 1-click software installer
      • Money-Back Guarantee
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  • Managed

    As low as


    USD monthly*

    42% Off (Was $69.99)

    GET Managed
    Managed hardware, network, security & more
    • Managed Server Configuration
    • Comprehensive Guru Crew Support
    • Root Access Available
    • HostGuard Management Features
      HostGuard Management Features
      • 100% Worry-Free Hosting Solution
      • cPanel Control Panel & Managed Updates
      • 24/7 Phone, Live Chat & Email Support
      • Daily, Automatic & Rebootless Updates
      • Managed Installs/Upgrades Of Core Software
      • Smart System Notification System
      • 99.9% Uptime Commitment
      • Security Patches
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