How to best manage a VPS?

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If you have an unmanaged VPS, you have free rein to do as you'd like within the resources available. It's important to optimize and to ensure that you get the most performance you can. For me, I just choose lightweight servers so that I can get the most traffic capability. It also lets me do as I'd like with the server without being boxed in by the server host.
 

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If you have an unmanaged VPS, you have free rein to do as you'd like within the resources available. It's important to optimize and to ensure that you get the most performance you can. For me, I just choose lightweight servers so that I can get the most traffic capability. It also lets me do as I'd like with the server without being boxed in by the server host.
You need to have experience in years to manage a VPS best for yourself. If not, I would suggest you go with managed VPS.
More people can make faults when trying to manage a VPS because they have less experience or trying to do it as an hosting expert.
But anyways now we can manage a VPS easily with a hosting control panel like cPanel or Plesk. They will do all things for you without requiring more configurations.
 

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If you are looking for the information on how to manage a VPS , then below are some tips which will bee helpful for you.

If its a plain server ( without any control panel )

Make sure you have daily backups enabled
Make sure you have hostname configured and RDNS ( reverse dns entries configured ) its just to avoid mail issues
Have a firewall installed and configured
Disabled SSH logins , use a key to login
VPS should be hardened and secured
Do a weekly maint. , view logs , disk health , resource usages analysis
Patching the server , updating the server OS with required pathces and modules etc.,.
 

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If it's a Linux VPS and if you have no command line experience then it's better you let the experts manage it for you. If you have a control panel like cPanel or Plesk then you will be able to do most of the management from the control panel itself but you will still need help when you want to perform tasks such as - upgrade kernel, full server hardening, MySQL tuning, optimization..etc
 

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It is really a real experience which web hosting experts are following and applying these points to manage their servers.
In my point of view, if a server installed a cPanel or Plesk control panel then it will decrease works for a web hosting manager and you only work on terminal around 10% of work and the rest cPanel or Plesk will handle for you.
 

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My opinion use managed vps.. If you dont have experience about that don't use unmanaged vps.. Otherwise your head will start paining..
 

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There is a jungle out there. With so many "honest" hosts offering everything you only dreamt of coming across, you will probably be disoriented. With so many bandwidths, spaces, CGIs, FTPs, features and all other sorts of information you read about, you'll probably get dazed and confused.
 

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If you are beginner then go with managed VPS because at first stage, you will have to setup your VPS which is somewhat complicated and main task. If you will fail to setup the server then other things won't work. So I would suggest, go with managed VPS, once you will get familiar then go ahead and manage your VPS by your own.
 
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