Advice Needed On VPS Hosting
Posted on 2013-05-21
I have a pretty active e-commerce site, on shared hosting, that needs a new host because it's presently failing monthly PCI compliance scans, due exclusively to issues -- very few, in fact -- pertaining to the server environment -- none pertaining to the site itself or any of it's scripts. The current host will not help address these issues and has told me I am in violation of the user agreement by allowing the server to be scanned.
Consequently, I'm now looking into VPS hosting with a host that will work with me to resolve all server-related PCI compliance issues. But I've never had a VPS-hosted site before. And while I'm pretty "on the ball" technically, I may be averse to increasing the time it takes to run my site -- by which I mean I don't want to have to take on new obligations, such as having to manage a server, or pretty much anything else beyond... well, running my site.
My understanding is that a so called "fully managed" VPS hosting plan will enable me to simply continue running my site, with the host there to deal with all the server management issues that I've never had to deal with on shared hosting. My understanding is that I'll be able to become involved in managing the server if I wish to, but that there will otherwise be no need for this. My hope is that once the server is brought into compliance, I can continue worrying about only the same things I'd be worrying about if the site was still on shared hosting.
(I must sound like an incurious imbecile! But, really, I just want to make sure I know what I'm doing before taking this leap.)
Is my understanding correct, or will moving the site to a fully managed VPS require a new learning curve and that I take time for things I'm not currently aware of?