What is the difference between CLDY Managed and Unmanaged VPS?

Managed VPS hosting is beneficial for those who are not 100% familiar with server-related operations. This way, your web hosting provider will be the one to pilot and oversee your server. They will have it set up and maintained, and you can focus on customising your required third-party software, scripts, and other settings for your private server.

Unmanaged VPS hosting is great if you already have a team of IT experts and are continuously expanding. Since all the web hosting provider has to do is to allocate server space for your website, the cost is relatively cheaper. Plus, you can be more flexible with server configuration and settings.

Fully Managed VPS hosting is catered to businesses who has high compliance requirements and requires custom systems configuration. Business can concentrate on the thing that matters most, running your business and let CLDY handle the rest.

 

Unmanaged vs Managed vs Fully Managed VPS hosting

Operating System & User Control

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Operating System Windows or CentOS CentOS CentOS
Root Access Yes Yes Yes
Easy-to-Use Control Panel Yes Yes

 

Network Services

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
IPv4 Address (1x) Yes Yes Yes
Network DDoS Protection (Basic) Yes Yes Yes
High Speed Network Yes Yes Yes
Network Firewall (Configured open for essential system services only) Yes Yes

 

Support Coverage

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
24/7 Email / Live Chat / Call Support Coverage (60 mins. Guaranteed) Yes Yes
24/7 WhatsApp Direct Support (Account manager & Technical Support manager) Yes

 

Software Included

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Apache, PHP, & MySQL Yes Yes
IMAP, POP, SMTP Yes Yes
cPanel (Solo) Yes Yes
Outbound MailChannels Yes Yes
SpamAssassin Yes Yes
ClamAV Yes Yes
Inbound MailChannels (1 domain) Yes
Cloudflare (CDN) & Cloudflare (DDoS Protection) Onboarding Yes
ConfigServer Security & Firewall Yes
Web Application Firewall (Imunify360 or equivalent) Yes

 

Server & Services Support

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Assistance with installation of Apache and PHP service environments Yes Yes
Assistance with installation of Dovecot and Exim service environments Yes Yes
Assistance with installation of Email Relay System Yes Yes
Assistance with installation of Anti-Virus System Yes Yes
Assistance with installation of Anti-Spam Yes Yes
Assistance with installation of Firewall System Yes Yes
Assistance with enrolment and installation of SSL Certificates to unlimited domains Yes Yes
Assistance with customisation of Apache and PHP service environments Yes
Assistance with customisation of Apache, MySQL, PHP operating variables Yes
Assistance with customisation of Dovecot and Exim service environments Yes
Assistance with customisation of Dovecot and Exim operating variables Yes
Assistance with installation for non-default service environments Yes
Proactive Management Email Relay System (Re-routing emails to send from another server) Yes
Assistance with Post attack Root Cause Analysis Yes
Assistance with Log Retrieval and Analysis Yes

 

Server Security

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Automated Operating System Updates (Ongoing) Yes Yes
Automated Service System Updates (Ongoing) Yes Yes
Automated Control Panel Updates (Ongoing) Yes Yes
Assistance with Server Hardening & Proactive Management of Firewall System Yes
Assistance with Installation & Proactive Management of CDN and DDoS Protection System (1 Domain) Yes
Assistance with Installation & Proactive Management of Anti Threat Management System (1 Domain) Yes
Assistance with Vulnerability Assessment (Server & System Services) High Risk resolution Yes
Assistance with PenTest (Server & System Services) High Risk resolution Yes

 

Monitoring & Audit

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Server Uptime Monitoring (ping) Yes Yes
Server Uptime Monitoring (http / mysql / pop / imap / smtp) with Emergency Rescue Response Yes
Website Uptime Monitoring (URL) with Emergency Rescue Response Yes
Server Resources Audit (CPU / Memory / Disk) with Resource Planning & Optimisation Follow-up Yes
Security Audit (DoS / Spam / Brute Force attacks) with Risk Mitigation Follow-up Yes

 

Backup and Restoration Services

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Assistance with Disaster Recovery Work (1 day snapshot) Yes Yes
Assistance with Files and Folders Restoration (Only with Backup Subscription) Yes Yes

 

Optimisation

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Cloud Infrastructure Cost Optimisation (Ongoing) Yes
Assistance with Server and Website Speed Optimisation Yes
Assistance with Server Optimisation tools to improve application performance (e.g. Memcached, Varnish, Vmtouch) Yes
Assistance with 2 Tier Architecture Set Up to improve application performance (Website Server and Database Server) Yes

 

Application

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
Assistance with installation of development tools that developer needs (e.g. Git, Composer, NPM, NodeJS, Supervisor, Tomcat) Yes
Assistance with setting up staging site, cloning website, http to https and url change for CMS (e.g. WordPress / Magento 1 & 2 / Opencard / Joomla / Drupal / Laravel) Yes
Assistance with application troubleshooting errors code for popular CMS (e.g. WordPress / Magento 1 & 2 / Opencard / Joomla / Drupal / Laravel) Yes

 

Misc

Unmanaged Managed Fully Managed
20% off one time professional services Yes

 

If you want to scale more from your shared hosting or simply want more control, a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the next recommendation for your hosting needs. This gives you more freedom with root access to Apache and PHP. When you choose VPS, you have the luxury to select a configuration best partnered for your applications, requirements, and growth.

CLDY is ready to serve businesses of all sizes. From small and medium-scale solutions to enterprise needs, we’ve got you covered! Build your website with CLDY today!