Seeking advice on options for VPS setup
I am reasonably new to virtual private servers and sysadmin but have been playing around with droplets on Digitalocean for the last couple of weeks and learning Linux command line.
I wanted to get some advice on which option to go with below for setting up and managing the VPS, I'm looking at setting up multiple Laravel applications which will have low traffic (LEMP stack on Ubuntu 16.04).
Use Serverpilot to manage updates and security automatically
Use Cloudways with Digitalocean/Vultr
Use a lightweight control panel like VestaCP to manage the server
Mange the server completely by myself through command line, (I am happy to learn to do this, just would be interested to know how much work it really would involve)
I understand there are pros and cons of each, I am swaying towards managing the server myself but I am slightly concerned about my lack of knowledge being a security issue, then there is Serverpilot which looks like a good option to help out with this.
What would you recommend for someone reasonably new to managing a server, I'm open to any other options or suggestions too.
Any help at all would be appreciated as I have been reading conflicting opinions online.