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I have been looking into VPS web hosting, and there is quite a difference in price between self-managed and managed plans.

I've done some tinkering on IIS (using IIS Manager) but do not have any experience managing a server (though you have to start somewhere, don't you?).

I have a working web site that I've created ( and is currently on shared hosting. I'm thinking of transferring it to a VPS.

So - Is it realistic to manage my own VPS? Or, rephrased, what would the main obstacles be?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by MDMarra, Nathan C, mdpc, Bill Weiss, mfinni Aug 8 '13 at 17:08

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Related: – Michael Hampton Aug 8 '13 at 16:59
possible duplicate of What a beginner should know/learn for sysadmin job? – mfinni Aug 8 '13 at 17:08

So - Is it realistic to manage my own VPS?


Or, rephrased, what would the main obstacles be?

The fact that you don't know what you are doing.

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The upvote button's pop-up is "This answer is useful". Hmmmmm... – ispiro Aug 8 '13 at 16:14
Perhaps if you read the "Help" link at the top of this site, you would understand the context. – mfinni Aug 8 '13 at 16:58
"What topics can I ask about here? Server Fault is a site for system and network administrators needing expert answers related to managing computer systems in a professional capacity." – mfinni Aug 8 '13 at 16:58
Given your lacking professional capacity - none. is for end users. A professional will tell you you are way over your head and that IS helpfull. You also dont try to design and build a car without knowing what you are doing. Or fly a plane. – TomTom Aug 8 '13 at 17:03

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