Normally people compare the costs of levering a managed server over unmanaged dedicated server that impacts the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Mostly People compare contracting for a managed server with leasing a server.

What’s the difference between managed & Unmanaged Dedicated Server?

There is a huge difference. It’s like the difference between leasing a ship and taking a cruise or leasing a car and taking a cab. The difference isn’t just between a raw component and a complete service, it also impacts the total cost of total cost of ownership (TCO). Here are some differences to compare between using a managed dedicated server and unmanaged dedicated server:

Server Set Up

Who’s going to unpack, configure, test and start the server? It’s easy to underestimate the time and importance of setting up the server right the first time. If you don’t build the server properly, the software won’t run properly or it will be highly insecure.

Unmanaged Server: Hire a Systems Engineer to configure the server properly. To properly build, test and deploy a server can take 2 days of an engineer’s time. In India If you hire an engineer or a company configuring a dedicated server It`ll roughly cost you around Rs. 25,000.-40,000 Managed Dedicated Server: We’ll get you started in no time! Right from installing cPanel, configuring your add-ons to setting up a CMS of your choice, our team will do it all. Savings: $1,600.

Monitoring and Maintenance

Unmanaged Server : For the same level of uptime, you’ll need to contract a skilled engineer or company to manage and maintain your dedicated unmanaged server.

Managed Dedicated Server: At WEBHOSTINGINDIA365 We’ll make sure your engines are well-oiled by constantly monitoring and optimizing your server performance, and maintaining your applications for you.

Server Security

: A “naked” unprotected server on the Internet will be found and compromised by Internet robots in less than 45 minutes. So how are you going to secure the server from hackers?

Unmanaged Server: Buy and manage security devices such as firewall; Intrusion Detection; Port Scan; SQL Injection and other types of attacks. You can hire a company to audit your server every 90 days and suggest/recommend additional security measures to keep abreast of the threats as they increase exponentially. These can be purchased for between $500 and $5000. Budget 4-8 hours of engineer time ($400 – $800) to setup the device and a few hours a month to monitor it do updates so you can stay ahead of the hackers. You’ll also need to budget 20% of the price of the security device for an annual subscription for virus updates. In the end the security will cost you more than the server and you just can’t live without it.
Managed Dedicated Server: All WEBHOSTINGINDIA365 Managed servers are protected by hardware firewalls with an easy upgrade to the state of the art Universal Threat Management offering powered by WatchGuard. These provide protection against Port Scans, Intrusion Detection and other nefarious threats. Savings: $900 – $5800 plus $100 – $1000 per year on maintenance.

Summary A managed dedicated server is the best option for the in-experienced webmasters moving their websites from a shared hosting service to the total control of their own dedicated server. Basically a managed server provider will assist you with most issues you experience (i.e – control panel problems, software, installations) on the other hand with an unmanaged server you would be responsible for fixing your own problems.

Dedicated v/s Managed Servers

Services Dedicated Servers Managed Servers
Setup
Server deployment
WHMCS Installation
cPanel Installation
Installation of core software packages
Installation of popular CMSes X
Firewall installation and configuration X
Add-On setup and configuration (IP blocks, Softaculous etc.) X
Security
Upgrades for cPanel
Upgrades for OS
Upgrades of core software packages
Timely security audits X
OS hardening X
Countering spam (inbound and outbound) X
On-request anti-virus and malware scans X
Regular security enhancements X
Maintenance and Repair
Server boot issues
Network issues
Hardware issues
Core OS updates and patches
Reverse DNS set up
Repair of cPanel installation
Best efforts third party application support X
Repair of all supported software X
On-request updates of supported software X
Full web server support including Apache X
Full control panel support X
Log file analysis X
Monitoring
Uptime monitoring X
All services monitoring (HTTP, FTP, cPanel, Plesk) X
Advanced protocol monitoring (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP etc.) X
Critical resources monitoring X
Other Services
Setting up scheduled back ups over SAN or another server X
Advanced migration services of unlimited accounts and size X
MySQL optimization X
Protection from spam X

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