What Is Managed And What Is Not?



I just converted shared hosting to VPS and just started to play around.

I am trying to figure out where the line is between what I have to manage and what DH will manage.

On a bare server I would need to manually do users, apache config, all of my hardware config, firewall setups, security config, security updates, etc.

What items do I need to manage under this setup?


I had this issue with dreamhost. Their sales page for VPS says “fully managed”. In my experience that means exactly that.

So I asked them to add ioncube php loaders and was told “sorry we don’t do that”. Other “fully managed” VPS providers I have used do.

So I would take " fully managed" with a pinch of salt.