Managed VPS vs Unmanaged VPS

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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

REAL Hosting Support! REAL Smart. REAL Fast. REAL Experience.

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. 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)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 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 Systemyesnono

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 white-glove, 100% worry-free solutions meaning we essentially act as your IT admin. We support your hardware, core server software, network, security configuration, patches/updates and also provide general troubleshooting.
  • With our Core VPS Management level, you get the support and configuration of our Management plans plus root access.
  • Our Unmanaged Hosting solutions, on the other hand, mean you get root access and can configure your server to your exact needs, complete with choice of operating system.

Learn more about the difference between Unmanaged vs Managed Hosting.

Package Comparison

Starting at $5.00 USD monthly  
Designed for experienced developers
  • Managed Server Configuration
  • Limited Guru Crew Support
  • Root Access


Starting at $25.00 USD monthly 50% Off (was $49.99)
Fully Managed complete with Root Access
  • Managed Server Configuration
  • Comprehensive Guru Crew Support
  • Root Access
Use code: MVPS-50


Starting at $25.00 USD monthly 50% Off (was $49.99)
Fully Managed hardware, network, security & core server software
  • Managed Server Configuration
  • Comprehensive Guru Crew Support
  • Root Access
Use code: MVPS-50

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