Dedicated Server with Managed Hosting
Some dedicated server hosting plans are fully managed, meaning that your web hosting company performs regular administration duties, such as initial server setup, patching, anti-virus, security scanning, monitoring, and more.
Other dedicated server plans are self managed - you are responsible for the server setup, patching, anti-virus, etc
As you might expect, fully managed plans can be much more expensive than a self-hosted option. However, unless you have the time and inclination to look after your server 24/7, you might be better off looking for some sort of managed hosting plan.
Some dedicated server hosting plans are managed by default, others are self managed with an optional "service plan", meaning, you pay extra for your web host to manage your server. Some of these self managed plans have various "add ons" that you can pick and choose. For example, you could add on a backup plan, a server maintenance plan, a security scanning service, etc. With these options, your web hosting company will perform these duties as outlined on a regular basis (for example, weekly or monthly) or perhaps on a one-off basis as required by yourself.
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