Perhaps you are a seasoned veteran in server management – not content with letting anyone else between you and the command line. There is a perfect solution if this is the case: an Unmanaged Dedicated Server – which is also known under the moniker of Self Managed Server. When you have an Unmanaged Dedicated Server, you are solely responsible for the management and maintenance of your server, at least on the software side of things. Naturally, this necessitates complete and unrestricted administrator or root access. Of course, you will be forever able to connect to your server remotely and consequently manage it. The only initial acts that your provider will undertake involve initially setting up and provisioning your server with its resources, it will otherwise be entirely up to you to install and configure the applications of your choice.
An Unmanaged Dedicated Server thus leaves essentially every element and duty of the server’s management in the buyer’s hands. The customer must, necessarily, update each and every piece of software on their own volition, apply necessary patches, perform kernel compilation and operating system restores, install software, and exert constant vigilance with regards to security matters.