Virtual Private Systems (VPS) are virtual servers designed to act like dedicated servers in a shared hosting environment. They are a more affordable option than renting the full dedicated server and they are more private than shared hosting. In this way, virtual private systems combine the best features of dedicated and shared hosting. This blog describes the differences between fully managed VPS and Self-Managed.
Fully Managed VPS
The fully managed VPS provider manages the server. The user doesn’t have to worry about the technical details related to starting the internet server. Fully managed VPS is designed for webmasters who want to take a closer look at their business. If they do not have much knowledge of server management. The provider typically manages technical services such as the installation of the operating system, monitoring system, and storage resources. So you can use a fully managed VPS server as a shared server.
Benefits Of Fully Managed VPS
1. Faster Performance
The loading time of a website or application is very important for many reasons. Statistics show that site visitors leave the site more often (or only visit one page) if the site does not load within 6-7 seconds. In addition, it is known that speed is used by Google as a ranking factor, which is why a faster website means more visits and essentially more customers.
VPS hosting, especially SSD VPS hosting can provide better performance and shorter loading times compared to shared hosting at a price that is not prohibited for small business owners. If you run an online store, blog or company website, paying $ 24.95 per month for a fully managed VPS plan is not a high cost, especially due to the increase in performance that the VPS plan can offer.
Another advantage of fully managed VPS hosting is that it is highly scalable. This means that with a VPS hosting plan you can very easily and without downtime change the resources allocated to the server (i.e. processor, RAM, disk space).
3. Customer Service
If you have questions or concerns about your plan or service, there is always someone who sends emails, chats or just talks on the phone.
They will usually be able to help you immediately and deal with any problems immediately, such as adding additional resources or assistance in configuring the server.
In addition, another advantage of a fully managed VPS is that you’ll generally have a higher level of security than a shared hosting plan.
The best thing about VPS security and managed VPS is that your hosting provider actually does the necessary security configurations for you. This gives time to work in the company without technical problems.
5. Time and Cost
All the benefits explained above to generate another benefit from managed VPS and this is a time-saving, which from a business point of view translates into cost savings.
The cost of having a fully managed VPS may be more than the cost of having a shared hosting plan but if you take into account the overall advantages of managed VPS then the savings are much higher.
Disadvantages of Fully Managed VPS
Now we are moving to the disadvantages that accompany this type of VPS hosting. First of all, there is a chance that you will not have root access or ability to host multiple websites, run game servers or install a third-party application.
There are others, depending on the company. In turn, you should always ask the company if you are willing to think about any and all of your limitations, as you want to know how much flexibility that you will have to your fully managed hosting plan. Some companies can help you and install everything you need.
Self-managed virtual private server (VPS) is a service that does not include server management on our side. If you have a problem with anything contained in VPS, including a VPS failure, you need to solve the problem and solve the problem with the server administrator. The availability of a functional physical server is the sole responsibility of the hosting provider. Some users prefer a higher level of freedom offered by self managed VPS servers and choose them among fully managed servers.
Benefits of Self Managed VPS
Users are free with the self managed VPS to control all server components. You can install any software and have full control over who and when can access your information.
The price of a self managed VPS is always lower than the price of a fully managed VPS. Because all that the hosting provider contributes is the space on the server.
Self-managed VPS management enables you to manage security levels that protect important computer data, therefore it can be as minimal or as intense as you desire.
You don’t have to rely on anyone to make changes to your server or website. All updates, installations and format changes are entirely user-dependent.
Disadvantages of Self Managed VPS
In order for self-managed VPS to run correctly. The user must have all the technical skills necessary for understanding and operate the server. If you’re a talented technology specialist, you’ll almost certainly want to choose a self-managed VPS. If you have very little knowledge about web servers and you don’t have the resources to hire a full-time IT specialist, consider a fully managed VPS.