Dedicated server hosting providers may provide the following types of managed server support:
• Fully managed: Includes 24×7 monitoring, software updates, reboots, security patches, and operating system upgrades. Customers are completely hands-off.
• Managed Dedicated Servers: Includes medium level of management, monitoring, updates, and a limited amount of support. Customers may perform specific tasks.
• Self-managed Dedicated Servers: Includes regular monitoring and some maintenance. Customers manage most operations and tasks on the dedicated server.
• Unmanaged Dedicated Servers: Little to no involvement from the service provider. Customers provide all maintenance, upgrades, patches, and security.