A couple questions I should have asked before moving to a VPS, but my shared host was killing me so I had to jump before I pulled all my hair out. We're talking about a VPS with a control panel.
- Do you keep the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack up to date or do I need to periodically do it (I have cPanel)? For that matter, do you keep cPanel current or is that something I do?
- Can I assume my data is protected in the case of a hardware fault? Specifically - if I have my backups on the VPS I think I'm protected from problems I cause, but do I need to be concerned about a drive failure and keep backups off site too? My data isn't so critical/irreplaceable that I need protection from a sink hole opening and swallowing your data center.