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Managed Vs. Unmanaged Dedicated Server Hosting: Which Is the Right Choice?

Managed Vs. Unmanaged Dedicated Server Hosting: Which Is the Right Choice?
March 21
13:46 2013

When business owners make the decision to go with dedicated server hosting, they are faced again with two options: Whether to choose a managed or unmanaged dedicated server hosting service. Unmanaged Dedicated Server hosting will be, of course, cheaper. However, before you go for the cheaper option, you need to know what you will get with managed dedicated server hosting.

With unmanaged dedicated server hosting, you will get regular hardware maintenance and basic operating system installation, the rest  you will have to manage yourself. This includes software installation and security tools.

With managed dedicated server hosting, your hosting company will take care of everything. It will install and update your operating system, add additional software as per your request, install necessary security tools to keep your server secure and safe, and perform regular backups to keep all your data intact in case of a sudden crash. Generally speaking, you will have a peace of mind when you choose dedicated server hosting and could focus your energy on other more important things in your business.

People who are inexperienced and don’t know how to manage their servers often opt for managed dedicated server hosting when they get started. Once they have learnt how to handle the system, they can switch back to the unmanaged option and manage things on their own.

Cost is really a concern when you have to choose between two options. If you have time to learn how to manage the server on your own and your business is new, you should opt for the unmanaged option to save money. On the other hand, when your business starts to take off and you are too busy to manage the server on your own, then managed hosting should be your number one choice.

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