fully managed vps FAQ

I'm new to server management. Is Fully Managed VPS hosting for me?

Yes! Fully Managed VPS from Media Temple comes with scalable VPS or a dedicated server, fully managed by the web’s best premium support team. Our CloudTech specialists will monitor, optimize, and protect your server 24/7/365, so you can spend your time managing your business. It is perfect for people who are new to server management or those who would prefer spending time on their business instead of their web hosting.

What is included in Fully Managed VPS hosting?

Fully Managed VPS combines our legendary VPS hosting with 24/7 server administration by our CloudTech team.

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Our DV hosting platform offers seven levels of virtual private server resources, from 2GB to a 128GB dedicated server. All with 99.99% guaranteed uptime. See VPS hosting specs


The web’s best priority support team will set up, manage, and support your sites every step of the way.

  • Content migration from any host
  • Installation and optimization of OS, apps, and plugins
  • Performance and security scanning
  • Guaranteed server uptime of 99.99%
  • Plesk® or cPanel® control panel
  • Automatic daily backups
  • One-click OS and app updates
  • Proactive security and performance monitoring
  • 24/7/365 priority support hotline
  • Extended support from real, live CloudTech engineers
  • Security scanning & malware removal
  • Instant server scaling up or down
  • Up to three additional on-demand SysAdmin services each month

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

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. Management by Panel: Select DV if you are looking for an “out of the box” VPS solution. It comes pre-installed with your choice of either Parallels® Plesk Panel or cPanel® to help administer your environment. Fully Managed: Select Fully Managed VPS hosting if you are new to server management and require help along the way, or you just don’t want to spend your time managing your server.

How is Fully Managed VPS hosting different from Fully Managed Dedicated?

A Fully Managed Dedicated server is configured exactly like Fully Managed VPS hosting except that it hosts only one customer. Each Fully Managed Dedicated server is a single-tenant box with 128GB of RAM, and all its resources are allocated to you. Plus, you get the same CloudTech service as Fully Managed VPS hosting. If you need a high performance server with total resource allocation, fully managed by the web’s best premium support team, then Fully Managed Dedicated is the solution.

How is a Fully Managed VPS service different from a physical dedicated server?

Fully Managed VPS hosting starts with our VPS hosting, which delivers performance comparable to a dedicated server, plus additional capabilities due to virtualization, making it more cost-effective. The Power Panel included with each VPS service allows you to stop, start, and reboot your server directly through your web browser. Using the optional Snapshot Backup add-on before performing delicate system administration tasks allows you to instantly revert back to your snapshot if your changes do not work out. The Power Panel also allows you to automatically re-provision your Fully Managed VPS server to the state it originally came in at anytime.

How is Fully Managed VPS different from shared hosting?

Fully Managed VPS hosting uses our high-performance VPS hosting platform, so 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, on the other hand, 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 a VPS service, such as our Fully Managed VPS, 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 Fully Managed VPS 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 can’t decide between DV, DV Developer, and Fully Managed VPS. Who can help me?

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

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