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What does Managed Web Hosting mean?

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“Managed Hosting” is a popular term in the web hosting industry. It describes a It hosting service provided from a isolated instance – a physical dedicated server or virtual server (VPS). “Managed Hosting” means that the provider is responsible for technical administration of the server, including but not limited to installation, OS installation and maintenance, network administration, security policy, updates, backups, maintenance and trouble shooting of any server-side programs and applications.

Term “Managed Web Hosting” is a broad term, that might or might not refer to “Manage Hosting”. It might would be used to describe in general that a certain type of IT hosting service is managed by the web hosting provider. It could be either physical server (Managed Dedicated Hosting or Managed Dedicated Server), Virtual Server (Managed Virtual Private Server, VPS, Managed VDS) or any custom-buit or clustered system.

For managed service term that applies to Share Hosting, review “What does Managed Shared Web Hosting mean?”.

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What does a Reseller Hosting mean?

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Reseller hosting is form of virtual hosting in which the account holder maintains a Master Shared Hosting Account, which has a special interface that allows one to create and manage a number of Shared accounts through a single management interface. The Reseller Hosting lacks a specific technical specification related to the host server, excluding the ability for managing a group of Shared accounts, setting own DNS and a few more features.

Reseller Account holder usually act as sellers of Shared Hosting Accounts. The most popular REseller Hosting management interface is cPanel’s WHM.