5 perks of an unmanaged VPS Hosting

Many businesses, like us, start with a shared hosting server as not many people can afford the luxury of not-so-cheap windows dedicated servers at the very start of their business. Unmanaged hosting is very common but still one of the most unheard terms. As your business begins to grow, your website attracts more visitors. There comes a point when your shared server waves white flag in front of your sky-soaring network traffic.

VPS or Virtual Private Server allows you to leverage the performance of a dedicated server at a cheaper price than most dedicated servers. VPS, however, can be managed or unmanaged. Which of these VPSes is better is far from being answered. Nonetheless, from what we know, neither of them is bad as long as you know its apt implementation.

A managed VPS, as the name suggests, is completely taken care of by the hosting provider. Error popups, security tweaks, hardware errors, and all possible scenarios are tackled by the provider, on your behalf. An unmanaged VPS, which is seen as something fussy, is your responsibility solely. The provider will only fix the hardware, turn on the lights and hand you keys to your server. Technically, an unmanaged virtual private server is VPS that doesn’t come with support.

The troubles in managing a VPS, ask us, hits from day one. Several web-administrators are still clung to unmanaged VPSes, and it seems like the craze is not going to end any time soon.

Here, in this blog, I bring you top 5 reasons why unmanaged servers are so popular, despite the responsibilities that comes complimentary with unmanaged VPS


Providing support to clients is an expensive affair for hosting companies. It is, in fact, more expensive than setting up most shared servers. A large portion of what you pay for your VPS server accounts for the support that you avail. In unmanaged VPS, since there is no support involved, the expenses come down to reasonable limits. However, a cheap managed VPS would still cost more than unmanaged VPS from reputed providers. It is rightfully said that an unmanaged server is more affordable than a fully managed server.


There aren’t many things you are allowed to do with a managed hosting. An unmanaged server offers an unmatched range of possibilities to explore. It is possible to tinker with the server configurations as per your requirement. Although, there are, obviously, some limitations on unmanaged server, too, that must not breach the terms and conditions laid down in the work agreement.

Administrator’s proficiency

Administrators with the technical know-how of managing a server prefer unmanaged server because it offers them the liberty to build a machine from scratch. A managed server will be troublesome for admins who have only worked on shared servers that are entirely provider-managed.

No support required

Many see no-support as a downside of unmanaged VPS hosting, but a flip side of the argument is that there is no need to rely on an unresponsive support that delays your work. Support in a managed server is also restricted to providing resolution for server bugs, error messages, and other hardware issues that are covered in unmanaged hosting as well. Moreover, if an unmanaged server is efficiently built and managed, the probability of issues surfacing comes down to one in a million.

Application programs

Most servers come pre-installed with applications that are only useful for entry-level configurations. Over the long run, these applications sit idle and use valuable server resource. An unmanaged server allows you to install, delete, or modify application installed on your server. Though a managed server is easier to work with, an unmanaged server can be configured to perform at par, or in cases even better than managed servers.

It will not be fair to weigh managed and unmanaged VPSes with the same scale. While managed VPS offers an entry-level control for admins to tune up with server functions, it is wise to switch to an unmanaged server once you are capable enough to solve server issues on your own.

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