Originally Posted by storminternet
If you are technically sound and can manage your server then unmanaged server is an ideal choice for you. Definitely you can save some money as compare to managed server.
Whether to choose managed or unmanaged server, it lot depends upon the technical proficiency.
but you also need to weight up the option of paying 10 to 30% more for a managed server, which gives you technical knowledge of the provider if and when you need it against paying the large fees per issue to an external technician either per job or on a recurring contract basis, as you never know when you may need assistance even if you know your way around a server.