Managed or Un-managed? Which hosting service is right for you?
One of the most important choices one must make when you have decided you need external hosting, is whether that hosting should be managed or un-managed. This choice is made even more difficult by the fact that there is no standard list of differences between the two, and each hosting company seems to have their own set of rules. We have found that the easiest way to determine what is best for the customer by assessing their needs beforehand, as opposed to adjusting their services when their needs are not being met.
Consideration 1: Operating System
The application or service that you need to have hosted, is it operating system dependent? If this is true, then you will want to look into un-managed hosting. Currently we only offer our management services for our in-house distribution of Debian. We have considered adding support for other operating systems, but so far we have found that the vast majority of our customers’ needs are effectively met by Debian. Focusing on one distribution allows us to offer the best possible service to our customers since we are able to focus on training technicians for a single operating system and tool set.
Consideration 2: Applications
The next thing to consider is the services you require. The standard services we offer are Apache, MYSQL, PHP, and backups. We also occasionally manage web technologies outside our standard set on a per-user basis, so there is a good chance that we can provide you with management that fits your needs. Anything outside the realm of web-servers you would also want to go with un-managed hosting. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, voice over IP technology, cluster computing, game hosting, and many others.
At this point, if you don’t require services that we don’t provide managed hosting for I would strongly suggest you go ahead and choose it. Keeping a web-server up and running can be a stressful and time consuming process that never sleeps. In our experience, most customers would be better served by carefully assessing their needs beforehand rather than trying to adjust their services when their needs are not being met. Managed or un-managed, Cyberwurx provides exceptional service and up-time, at the best value the hosting industry has to offer. If you have any more questions about our hosting, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org