When you purchase a VPS plan, you have the option of selecting Managed or Unmanaged VPS hosting services. In Managed VPS plans, the web host takes care of all the day-to-day management requirements of your VPS, leaving you with more time on your hands. However, these services come at a cost and also restrict the freedom of site owners to create a web server as per their liking. Hence, many website owners opt for Unmanaged VPS Hosting plans. Since in an unmanaged plan, you need to take care of the VPS Server yourself, there are some aspects that you must keep in mind. In this article, we will share five essential things to look out for when managing your web server.
It is not new for experienced users and developers to manage their VPS environments themselves. They love the flexibility of setting up the server as per their liking – any type of OS, software, etc. Also, since unmanaged plans are cheaper, it’s a win-win for those who are technically proficient in managing web servers. However, for new site owners who are trying unmanaged services for the first time, here are some tips that could help:
- Familiarization with the server environment
The concept of a VPS Server can be understood by researching and going through some articles and/or videos. However, when you are face to face with one, things can seem very different. Hence, before you start, it is important to spend some time familiarizing yourself with the architecture of the VPS Server. Take a tour (a guided tour if possible) and understand the different components of a VPS – the control panel, WHM, file management tools, software, etc.
- Dedicate a session to understanding the Control Panel
The control panel plays an important role in server administration. It allows you … Read the rest