I have read every post on this forum about managed and non-managed servers and I am still no wiser.
I have outgrown a shared package and wish to go dedicated.
I was interested in taking a softlayer server (mainly because of the port speed), but I was warned away because it wasn't managed.
Now, I should point out that I haven't the slightest clue on how to even turn a server on. Let alone install software and give it commands.
Basically, I want to pay for the server, and log in and see cpanel or something along those lines.
Can anyone explain the difference, and explain some "activities" that I might need to undertake on a non-managed server that I wouldn't need to do on a managed one??