All About Managed VPS Hosting
The VPS management is one those issues that can be adequately controlled by the customers of this type of hosting service. As the server has some extremely technical aspects as well, the access to it is rarely requested and only if such access is absolutely necessary. In most cases, customers prefer the hosting company to deal with such aspects. In order to have more time for the actual website of theirs, customers prefer the hosting company to deal with such aspects and only opt for partial control. Nevertheless, the service where customers have full control over the server is the self managed VPS.
Self Managed VPS
Customers go for self-managed VPS option when for some reason they require full control over their VPS server. In such case the responsibility of all aspects of the servers is in the hands of the customers. Customer support or server updates are just some of these aspects. Self managed VPS compared to dedicated servers offer a variety of options to choose from. Utilities and resources are under the control of the customer based on the selected type of hosting plan.
In most cases, self managed VPS services come along with a dedicated IP. Upon request, additional IPs can be added for an extra fee that adds to the cost of the selected plan. Based on the used operating system, server access to the databases is included in most cases. Users need to pay extra fees for additional tools and software tools. Open sourced or reasonably priced operating systems are also available for install and use. The list of such operating systems normally includes Linux, Unix and such derivates as Debian, Centos and SUSE.
The management of VPS is achieved with the use of a control panel. Customers can make various options using such popular control panels as cPanel or Plesk, along with the any of the other options that are available on the market. Customers opting for self managed VPS also have to take care of the updating process of the server and also of the software included in the control panel. As there is no customer service associated to this type of service, the hosting company cannot step in when some serious problem occurs. In the best case scenario, the hosting company can only reset the server to its original factory settings.
When additional support is needed by customers of self managed VPS, they have to pay premiums to the hosting company for the extra support. Still, the actual extent of such services is quite limited. Customers using self managed VPS hosting services have several extra responsibilities as well. The list of these responsibilities include configuring and troubleshooting the scripts, DNS configuration, installing and updating the security, dealing with website errors, managing backup requests. They are also required to offer support to various third-party applications with no initial support from the VPS operating system. It is recommended that self-managed VPS hosting should be used only by those development teams, companies or individuals that have thorough knowledge and experience in terms of servers and configurations. They must also be able to adequately manage the servers.