A VPS, or virtual private server, is a virtualized instance that resembles a physical server. VPS provides more access and control than what is usually available in shared environments. For example, it provides access to resources like CPU, RAM, and disk space, which are used to run websites, applications and services. VPSs are often a perfect fit for growing businesses or customers with more comprehensive technical needs.
cPanel’s Great, but Control Panels Aren’t for Everyone
Control panels like cPanel are an easy way for the regular InMotion Hosting customer to streamline web hosting management tasks. However, control panels can be a burden for customers who are comfortable with the command line or who have complex technical needs. Imagine walking out to your driveway, getting into an 18-wheeler, starting the engine, then driving 20 feet…all to check your mail. Advanced System Administrators or developers can easily log into VPS with root access SSH and edit and manage everything they need with just a few commands. For these people, a control panel just gets in the way.
Introducing Our Self-Managed VPS
With the infrastructure for online businesses becoming increasingly complex, we at InMotion Hosting needed a new product to serve advanced customers without burdening them with software they don’t need, or that restricts or holds them back. That’s why we created our Self-Managed VPS. With it, we’re providing our technical customers with an additional option to run custom applications and websites on a highly secure hosting platform. With its bevy of workflow and security features, our new Self-Managed VPS gives users greater flexibility so they don’t have to be frustrated trying to work around traditional control panels.
While engineering this product, we looked at common situations and issues that this type of customer might encounter. Since we’ve run into many of these situations ourselves, we included the solutions and features that have worked for us within the product. This allows us to offer an enhanced product and give these types of customers numerous tools to overcome common issues and enjoy a high-quality, high-performance product.
Not only is this product unmanaged, giving you greater freedom, but it also includes a number of helpful tools for managing your infrastructure workflow—like SSH keys, Flush Firewall Rules, and more.
Our partner, HostingAdvice.com, wrote an in-depth article covering all the major benefits and features of our Self-Managed VPS product.