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Choosing between ResellerClub’s Dedicated Servers and Managed Dedicated Servers can be confusing. This decision depends on the technical aspects of your business, the amount of traffic to your website, the complexity of your business and the staff you have. Dedicated servers do offer some tech support, not leaving you completely on your own. Simply put, it means you are responsible for majority of the aspects of maintaining the server, from installing upgrades and patches and ensuring server uptime but will be provided with some support.  Managed dedicated servers mean your host will ensure all the technicalities and make sure everything is running smoothly. Here we list out what the two services with ResellerClub entails so you can make an informed decision:

Services with ResellerClub

Set-up: Both managed dedicated and dedicated server services provide server deployment, WHMCS installation, installation of cPanel and core software packages.

Managed dedicated servers also include installation of popular CMSes, firewall installation and configuration and add-on setup and configuration.

Security: Managed dedicated and dedicated services offer upgrades for cPanel, upgrades for OS and for core software packages.

Managed servers also offer timely security audits, OS hardening, counter spamming, on-request anti-virus and malware scans and regular security enhancements.

Maintenance & Repair: Managed dedicated and dedicated servers both offer repair and maintenance services related to server boot, network, hardware, cPanel installation, core OS updates & patches and reverse DNS set-up.

Additionally, managed dedicated servers offer repair of all supported software, full web server support including Apache, on-request updates of supported software, full control panel software and log file analysis.

Monitoring: This is a service solely available through Managed dedicated servers. This includes up-time monitoring, all services monitoring (HTTP, FTP, cPanel, Plesk), advanced protocol monitoring (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP etc.) and critical resources monitoring.

Other Services: Managed dedicated servers services also include setting up scheduled backups over SAN or another server, advanced migration services of unlimited accounts and size, MySQL optimization and protection from spam.

Which should you choose?

If you’re wondering which of the two to opt for, answer these few questions and you will arrive at a suitable conclusion:

1) Do you have a team of professionals handling the tech aspect of your business?

2) If not, do you wish to handover this part so you can focus entirely on your business while Resellerclub takes care of the messy bits efficiently?

3) Or do you prefer to manage everything within your business including the technical aspects by yourself?

4) Are you willing to spend extra money on a premium service for your business? Does your budget allow it?

Made a decision yet? Currently, as part of our #SummerOffers, we’re offering a 25% discount on dedicated servers along with discounts on all our hosting products.

If you’ve got any queries for us, do leave it in the comments below!

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AmritaAmritaAmrita Konaiagari is the Team Lead for Content Marketing at Endurance International Group (APAC). She is also the Editor of the ResellerClub blog. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and a Master’s Degree in Communication & Journalism from the Mumbai University. She has 9 years of experience in Digital Marketing. She has a passion for home decor and hopes to one day be a book author.View all posts by Amrita