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Understanding managed and unmanaged VPS hosting

A business like everything starts small, and in time grows with the right promotion and nurturing. Not only does the business grow in its customers and income but also, the incoming traffic to the website. And increased traffic directly leads to slower website speed. Still, there is a catch; the statement is only true if your business has outgrown the hosting plan.

Like most new businesses, chances are you too have started with hosting your business website on a Shared Hosting platform. But as your business evolves - there comes the time to switch to a different type of hosting. Out of the numerous hosting options available, VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server Hosting) is one of the most recommended options available. The reason being, it is the ideal mix of Shared & Dedicated Hosting environment. VPS Hosting can be categorized into two main types that are managed and unmanaged VPS Hosting.

With this article, our aim is to help you understand what these two types of VPS Hosting include, their advantages, differences and which one should you choose as a business owner. Let us begin!

What is a Managed VPS Hosting?

Managing a server needs time, efforts and technical knowledge. In Managed VPS Hosting, your VPS Hosting service provider takes care of all the server related responsibilities like core updates, software installation, maintenance, etc. so you can totally concentrate on growing your business. Managed VPS hosting in simple words, is a hands-free approach.

If you are a new business owner with little or no technical experience, then Managed VPS Hosting is your best hosting solution, as you need not worry about anything related to the server.

What is Unmanaged VPS Hosting?

As the name suggests, unlike managed VPS hosting in Unmanaged VPS Hosting the business owner, have to take care of all the server responsibilities and maintenance tasks, whereas, your hosting provider have to takes care of the physical server and its availability only.

If you opt for Unmanaged VPS Hosting then you should have the technical expertise or dedicated in-house resources managing your server, operating system, and other server related resources. Even if you are technically sound, unmanaged VPS is better suited if you are an established business as opposed to an emerging one, because the main focus will be establishing your business in the market.

Advantages of VPS Hosting

Be it managed or Unmanaged VPS Hosting, the benefits are the same. Let us have a quick look at some of the top benefits:

  1. Root Access:
    With VPS Hosting your server is isolated from other servers despite being hosted on the same physical server. Therefore, you have complete root access to customize & manage your server and its resources.
  2. Instant Provisioning of Resources:
    Server resources like RAM, CPU, OS are provisioned immediately as soon as your server is up and running. These resources can also be scaled easily depending on your incoming traffic. However, please note that the resources are scalable, not the hosting plans.
  3. Security:
    Since VPS hosting is isolated like that of dedicated hosting, it provides top-notch security to the website hosted on it. This is true even if all websites share the same physical server, as the IP addresses are dedicated to individual servers.
  4. Performance:
    VPS hosting comes with both SSD & HDD hard drive, however, most businesses these days choose SSD VPS Hosting as its benefits outweigh that of HDD. SSD VPS hosting improves the website load speed which, in turn, improves the performance of the website, as well as, the Google search ranking.

Core Differences

There are very few differences between a managed and unmanaged VPS Hosting. Let’s have a look at the two most crucial ones:

Managed VPS Hosting Unmanaged VPS Hosting
Server maintenance and upgradation are taken care of by the hosting provider. Your hosting provider only takes care of maintaining the physical server and its guaranteed uptime.
Slightly expensive cost-wise but the best choice for beginners. Cheaper compared to Managed VPS Hosting but ideal for experienced users.

What Should You Choose?

By now we hope you’ve figured out which hosting is the most suited for your business website between managed and unmanaged VPS Hosting if you plan to switch to VPS Hosting. And just like choosing the perfect hosting is important so is the choice of the VPS hosting company. A good hosting provider can make or break your website as no matter which hosting type you choose, the availability & uptime of your website depends on the availability of the main server.

We at NextraOne offer cheap VPS hosting India with a maximum of 99.99% uptime, 24*7 support, top-notch infrastructure, DDoS protection, and much more so that you can calm down and concentrate on your business while we manage the technicalities.

With this, we come to an end and we hope that now you have a fair understanding of Managed and Unmanaged VPS Hosting and which one to choose. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact our sales team! Until next time, good luck.


Author: Mukul Dixit

Mukul Dixit is a marketing enthusiast, believes that great content drives action and helps businesses be more influential. With the experience of writing for different organizations globally, he understands the need to craft tailor-made content solutions that are relevant, strong, and create an impact. He mostly writes what he deeply perceives, it is his way of unwinding. He is an avid reader, loves to explore new locations, and wishes to contribute to the society by enlightening the world.

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