There are two types of cloud servers: Managed and DIY.

Managed Cloud Personal Servers

Managed Cloud servers are provisioned in a data-center and the www.personalserver.com people manage the configuration and maintenance for you. They cost either $50/mo or $500/yr. If you pay annually rather than monthly you save $100/yr. To learn more about this service read about Managed Cloud Personal Servers.

DIY Cloud Personal Servers

DIY Cloud servers are also provisioned in a data-center but you are responsible for their configuration and maintenance. Learn more about DIY Cloud Personal Servers.

Types of Personal Server

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