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Managed vs. Unmanaged VPS

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In this article we will talk about the different advantages between our managed and unmanaged VPS products.

Here’s some basic information that both our Managed and Unmanaged services share :

  • 100% Dedicated Resources
  • RAID 10 Storage
  • XenServer Based VPS Technology
  • Server Grade Hardware
  • Premium Network Connectivity
  • Hardware Uptime Guarantee

Both our managed and unmanaged VPS services offer you the very best in hardware, service and infrastructure to give you the scalability you need, when you need it. All backed by our Site5 know-how!

Managed Advantages

  • 24/7 Monitoring & Support
  • Ready to use cPanel/WHM or MultiAdmin/SiteAdmin
  • Free Migration to a managed VPS
  • Optional Guaranteed Backups
  • “No Worry” Full Management
  • Plus much more!

Our fully managed services give you peace of mind and allows you to concentrate on the actual development of your website or business without having to worry about the server configuration itself. We take care of all the operating system updates, server patches, security updates, as well as anything else needed to keep the VPS running and healthy. You can sleep well at night, knowing that your VPS stays safe and secure and your websites stay online.

With our managed VPS products you have the choice of either cPanel/WHM or SiteAdmin/MultiAdmin and come preconfigured to work out of the box. You don’t need to configure anything. Just upload your websites and you’re ready to go!

In addition, our managed services come with our amazing 24/7 support, ready to help you at any time. That means, if you have a question at 3AM you need answered about how email is configured on your VPS, you’ll receive a live answer from us!

For more information about our managed VPS products, please click here.


  • Full SSH & Root access!
  • No Limits on Customization or Configuration
  • Multiple Operating System Choices
  • Unlimited Software Choices
  • You can run almost anything you want on our unmanaged VPS, from the latest version of Ruby to the oldest version of Python.
  • Customize your VPS Kernel. Change your MySQL settings. Build PHP however you want. You control it all!
  • Any Control Panel you want, or barebones if you dare!

Our unmanaged services come preinstalled with the operating system of your choice (CentOS 6, CentOS 5, Debian 6, Debian 7, Ubuntu 10, Ubuntu 12) and allows you to configure your server from the ground up as you see fit. You also have full root access giving you control over every aspect of your server.

This gives you the power to create any type of setup you want. Everything from game servers to web servers, the sky is the limit with our unmanaged VPS line.

In addition, our unmanaged VPS products also come with an easy to use administration panel that gives you the power to reboot, shutdown, re-image (change the operating system), console, etc, anytime you want without the need to contact support. You have all the tools at your disposal to run your VPS however you see fit.

For more information about our unmanaged VPS products, please click here

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