The differences between a managed server and support from a managed hosting expert can be subtle, but it is important to differentiate them.
Managed Server Hosting
When we talk about managed hosting, we’re often referring to a hosting platform that is managed by a team of skilled system administrators.
In this sense, managed hosting means complicated server admin tasks are provided for you.
So you don’t need to worry about managing PHP or MySQL versions, updating operating systems, or managing critical security patches.
All of that has been taken care of by our team.
Managed Hosting can also refer to our server architecture. For example, managed WordPress Hosting is one of our specialties. In this case, we’ve created and optimized a hosting environment ideal for WordPress (so you don’t have to).
Managed Hosting Support
When you get a server with InMotion Hosting, you get free technical support around the clock. This means you can chat with us any time night or day at no extra cost. If you would like to speak with a live agent on the phone, you can also call us Monday through Friday between 9 AM – 9 PM ET.
However, though support can go a long way, no technician can completely manage your server for you.
But, here’s where Managed Hosting can be a big help to you. Our managed hosting experts are a separate support wing dedicated to providing individual support. They can make custom modifications and help with server admin tasks catered to you specifically.
They can help with complicated tasks such as:
- Automating backups
- Scheduled maintenance
- Security compliance
- And much more…
Managed hosting is like having your own personal system administrator available to help with complicated tasks.
Not sure if managed hosting is what you need? Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for. We’ll be happy to discuss all kind of options with you.
Of course, managed hosting can only be utilized for private servers. So if you’re ready for the jump from shared to VPS, managed hosting is available to help get you started.
The Managed Hosting Difference
There is a big difference between a managed hosting server and managed hosting support.
While a managed hosting server means we’ve got the difficult maintenance covered, a managed hosting support technician can provide you with custom solutions with regard to managing your own server.
We hope this article has helped clear up the haziness around these terms.