MediaTemple provides Developer and Managed
VPS hosting packages. Developer hosting is for expert Linux
users. It's designed to give clients total control of their
Virtual Environment, which is why servers are provided with SSH
only. Clients control and install all software.
DigitalOcean is unmanaged server hosting services. This
means clients will have to do the server system administration,
server maintenance, and software configurations. Things like
control panel setup, SSL certificates creation, troubleshooting
configuration issues, installing scripts and software, setting
up iptables firewall rules, upgrades, backups, etc. The hosting
provider is only responsible for the physical server and the
availability of the server, but does not provide any help in
case any problems are faced with unmanaged accounts. Some
webmasters have years of experience working with servers and
have no problems with this, but non-technical customers are
often in a different boat. Unmanaged server hosting solution is
always low cost because of no cPanel and technical support.
Rackspace Cloud does not offer a popular control panel
like Plesk or cPanel. This company provides a web-based
management interface that users accustomed to cPanel and Plesk
may feel a bit awkward when using it. Since the Rackspace Cloud
is an un-managed service, clients are responsible for installing
and maintaining all software on their server. Rackspace provides
two support service levels: Core Service and Managed Service. At
the Core Service level, support team will not assist in the
installation of software or troubleshooting any kind of issue
related to the software installed. Managed Service provides
additional support, which includes monitoring, operating system
and application infrastructure layer support, and technical
guidance. To benefit from Managed Support Service, clients have
to pay for what they use plus a $100/mo.
Server hosting solutions provided by Rackspace and
MediaTemple are really overpriced compared with their
competitor's. Some companies such as
GoldPuma offer richer
fully managed VPS hosing plans at affordable prices.
When choosing a VPS or dedicated server provider,
besides the reliability, ease of use, price and security, there
are two other important criteria which must be considered — the
level of customer services, and server speed.
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GoldPuma has a reputation for its super
high-speed servers, and great support team.
They offer user-friendly tools to
make it easy for their clients to set up and manage their own
websites. Their VPS and dedicated server
plans feature lightning-fast processors, all backed by the best
service and support in the industry, available LIVE 24/7. Their
experts will help get your server up and running fast! Just
choose the plan that's right for you, and leave the rest to