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  Post #1 (permalink)   01-13-2013, 04:47 AM
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When purchasing a VPS or Dedicated Server do you go for the Managed or Un-managed VPS or Dedicated Server?

Personally, I always pick managed as I find it is worth it. I`d rather spend a few extra dollars a month to have a fully managed service rather then have cheap un-managed hosting and when I need help not be able to ask due to it being un-managed hosting.
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   01-13-2013, 04:58 AM
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we always go for Managed VPS as it it alsway good to know that you have the backup of the providers tech team if you need it.

Even when we eventually take the next step to a dedicated server it will also be managed.
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Personally un-managed, I prefer to do everything myself rather than someone else.
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Since I'm a system admin, I would use unmanaged when purchasing, but I haven't had to purchase in a very long time.

We always recommend our clients that if they know nothing about shell, or how to make updates on software, or just don't want to spend their time doing it, then they should get management with their purchase.
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If the customer wants a control panel and are most comfortable in a shared-type hosting environment, the managed route is the way to go. If they want full flexibility with root access and are comfortable working in the command line, unmanaged is probably the correct solution.
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Well I have some knowledge of command line and can manage my own servers, but if i ever was to get stumpped on anything then the cost of getting a system admin to carry out any work outways the cost of having a managed server,
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Since I am a Windows system administrator by trade I manage my own servers. If I get stumped I call Microsoft at $249/incident -- and I get two free per year. If the issue requires a patch or its security related, the fee is waived.
 
 
 


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It depends. If you can manage the server by yourself and have the time and patience to deal with issues then unmanaged is good.
Otherwise, if you do not want get into the trouble of handling server related tasks then better get a managed server.
 
 
 


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Manage or Un-manage depend on the cost of server.
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Its not always the cost that matters but for some its the benefit they get when get a managed service.
 
 
 


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Its not always the cost that matters but for some its the benefit they get when get a managed service.
That one reason i prever getting managed servers. you just need to think of the cost of hiring a system admin if you ever need any assistance to the extra cost of getting a fully managed server.
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I suppose it comes down to time and personal preference. Personally I come from a tech background, so if I was getting a Windows VPS then I would want it un-managed, however I am not too familiar with the Linux OS so If it was Linux then I would probably defiantly go for managed!
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I think you one has time and experience, he may buy an unmanaged deal.
 
 
 


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The answer to this simply depends on who you are.

If you know how to get things done, management is an extra fee you shouldn't have to pay.
However, if you don't know or aren't sure, go with managed.
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If you know how to get things done, management is an extra fee you shouldn't have to pay.
However, if you don't know or aren't sure, go with managed.
Although i know my way around a server and can sort most things out, i would rather pay an extra $10 a month for a managed server, knowing that if you ever need assistance it is paid for rather than face a situation where you have to pay a system admin an hourly rate of $35 +
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