What to do after switching to self managed VPS?

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I often use shared and managed VPS hosting but recent days I learned a lot tips from this forum and I can setup and configure somethings on an unmanaged VPS but to be honest, i don't have more experience on this. My question is, what to do after switching to self managed VPS? what are your suggestions?
 
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This is a fantastic question! First of all, what kind of experience do you have? Would you be looking towards a Linux based solution, or Windows? How many sites are you you looking to host? Are you looking for a control panel to manage everything (i.e. cPanel, Virtualmin, Plesk, etc).
 

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I often use shared and managed VPS hosting but recent days I learned a lot tips from this forum and I can setup and configure somethings on an unmanaged VPS but to be honest, i don't have more experience on this. My question is, what to do after switching to self managed VPS? what are your suggestions?
Moving from an managed VPS to self managed VPS is not an easy task and you need to know how to setup control panel (WHM/cpanel, directadmin or plesk, vestacp, CWP...) and configuring your VPS (DNS, hostname..etc)

I would recommend you try to test on a VPS and see if you can succeed in setup and configure it or not. In other hands, you also need to know how to secure your VPS because this point is very important if you don't want someone can exploit your VPS or hacking your websites.
 
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After switching from a managed VPS to self managed VPS, in my opinion, you can configure your server by a control panel. There are a lot of paid control panel (cPanel, Plesk, ServerPilot, VPSrobots, and more) suitable for the need of server management. These paid control panels can cover all aspects of server management including security and have a good customer support.
 

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Tell yourself this; if you can afford to be hacked or loose your data (and you have backups on your home/office computer) take the chance. There is also the risk that you will not know your VPS has been compromised. Hackers are not always going to tell you that you are hacked because they want to use your VPS as long as they need.
 

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i don't think its like kindergarten or play station where child do not pay attention about later or tomorrow issues. Probably, you might have spent your hardly earned some $$ for this and you might have some goal to do next, right ?

if you want to use it as a test lab to test the stuff you already know then its better idea you already grabbed. however if it for commercial purpose then should handover your vps to managed service providers .
 
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Managing a VPS on your own requires a routine. Here is a simple check list that you can start with:
1. Install SSH
2. Install FTP
3. Install Firewall
4. Install control panel
5. Upgrade OS, software and hardware
6. Monitor server resources usage
 

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I don't understand how is it possible to "often use shared and managed VPS hosting" and still not know what is required to properly managed a virtual server. Generally speaking you need to do all the system administration yourself on an Unmanaged server, starting with the OS maintenance.
 
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