An unmanaged VPS (also known as a semi-managed VPS) is any VPS without cPanel or Plesk. Semi-managed plans come with limited support from HostGator.
Notice that Level 1 and 2 VPS are only offered without cPanel; therefore, all of those levels are considered semi-managed.
The following software is included on all semi-managed VPS accounts.
- Virtuozzo 4.7
- Apache 2.2.3 - must be installed
- Perl 5.8.8 - must be installed
- Python 2.4.3 - must be installed
- Sendmail 8.13.8 - must be installed
- MySQL - must be installed
- PHP - must be installed
- Exim - must be installed
- FTP - must be installed
The aforementioned software can be installed via yum, like so:
yum install perl
yum install python
yum install sendmail
yum install mysql
yum install php
yum install exim
yum install ftp
Additional software not mentioned here is NOT pre-installed on semi-managed VPS accounts and MUST be installed separately.
We still backup semi-managed VPS accounts once a week.
Unfortunately semi-managed VPS accounts do not qualify for the free site transfer, you (the HostGator client) will be responsible for transferring your data.
Please note that the Virtuozzo (VZ) Power Panel, which VPS servers come with, is not a replacement for the cPanel. The cPanel is what maintains and links Apache and the other software together, whereas the Power Panel is for managing the server as a whole. This means, in order to have a full-fledged web-server like you would get with a cPanel based hosting plan, you would need to manually perform all of the actions that cPanel normally would or install a third-party control panel. Due to the complexity of these operations, we strongly recommend that only advanced Linux users go with a semi-managed VPS.
There is no email service by default. You must install and configure your own Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) such as Exim, Postfix or Sendmail.