Which VPS product is right for me: DV Managed or DV Developer?

  • Managed – Management by panel – Select DV Managed if you are looking for an “out of the box” VPS solution. It comes pre-installed with CentOS and your choice of either Plesk or cPanel to help administer your environment.
  • Developer – Self-managed, management by command line – Select DV Developer if you are an experienced server administrator, familiar with Linux, completely comfortable working with the command line interface, and want the freedom that comes with building your system from the ground up. DV Developer offers a choice of Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or CentOS operating system on a bare-bones server without a web-based control panel. DV Developer enables you to install and configure the stack above OS according to your requirements. If you need a highly-tailored or unique LAMP/Application stack, or you want Ubuntu, Debian or Fedora, then DV Developer would be better for you.

How are DV levels 1-6 different from Dedicated Server?

Our Dedicated Servers are configured exactly like DV levels 1 through 6 except that each one hosts only one customer. Each Dedicated Server is a single-tenant box with 128GB of RAM, and all resources on the box are allocated to you. If you need a high performance server with total resource allocation, our Dedicated Servers are the solution.

How is VPS service different from a physical dedicated server?

VPS delivers performance comparable to a dedicated server, plus additional capabilities due to virtualization, making it more cost-effective. The Power Panel included with each Media Temple VPS service allows you to stop, start, and reboot your server directly through your web browser. The Power Panel also allows you to automatically re-provision your VPS to the state it originally came in at anytime.

How is DV different from shared hosting?

On DV, resources are isolated from everyone else on the server. You also get additional ability to burst beyond your guaranteed resources. This design ensures you never have to worry about other customers impacting the performance of your web applications.

In a shared hosting environment, your websites constantly compete with hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of other customers' websites for the same pool of server resources. Shared hosting environments have some limits on your ability to customize server software and install new applications. With DV, you have access to the root level, so you can customize existing applications and install new ones at anytime.

Contact our Sales Team, who can help explain the differences in more detail and help you decide which solution is best for your needs.

Is DV considered a "cloud server"?

Some hosting companies might call it one, but we don't like to get caught up with buzzwords. We think of it as a very scalable, high-performance VPS (virtual private server).

I cannot decide between DV, DV Developer, and a Dedicated Server. Who can help me?

Our Sales Team can explain the differences and help you decide which solution is best for your needs.