Windows VPS Server
A Windows VPS server is a Virtual Private Server that runs on Windows technology and offers webmasters the opportunity to host their websites independently. Windows VPS servers are the most user-friendly VPS. Just like the Windows Operating System, the Windows VPS server uses Microsoft Office Suite and other similar software. So, most users find it easy to use because they are already familiar with its interface.
Other benefits that the Windows VPS Server offers include:
1. Increased Website Performance: Websites on the Windows VPS spend less time loading because the server is not crowded with other websites and applications. If you run an online business, your audience will be drawn to your site because it works faster.
2. Cheaper Costs: With shared servers and dedicated hosting service, you may incur huge costs if you decide to upgrade your website. Our Windows VPS offers you the opportunity to scale your website without breaking the bank. Our payment plans are some of the lowest for Windows VPS in the market:
Standard Package: This package offers a balanced ratio in the supply of CPU power and Memory.
- For $9.99, you get 2gb memory, 2 cores, 50gb disk, and 2tb transfer.
- For $14.99, you get 3gb memory, 2 cores, 75gb disk, and 3tb transfer.
- For $19.99, you get 4gb memory, 3 cores, 100gb disk, and 4tb transfer.
CPU Optimized Plan: This package prioritizes CPU power over Memory.
- For $69.99, you enjoy 1gb memory, 1 core, 25gb disk, and 1tb transfer.
- For $139.99, you enjoy 2gb memory, 2 cores, 50gb disk, and 2tb transfer.
- For $159.99, you enjoy 3gb memory, 2 cores, 75gb disk, and 3tb transfer.
Memory-Optimized plan: This package supplies more Memory at the expense of other resources.
- For $7.49, you get 2gb memory, 1 core, 25gb disk and 1tb transfer.
- For $14.99, you get 4gb memory, 2 cores, 50gb disk, and 2tb transfer.
- For $22.49, you get 6gb memory, 2 cores, 75gb disk, and 3tb transfer.
3. Security Enhancements: We offer several security features to ensure that your data is well protected. Our 3-way storage method help to restrict data access and prevent data losses. Our Native IPv6 infrastructure safeguards your data against hacking.
4. 24-hour Operation: The websites and applications on our Windows VPS are always available. Our servers are pre-installed with Worldwide DDOS protection, which defends the VPS against network failures caused by website traffic. In addition, we organize live backups. So, there is no need to arrange a downtime to back up the system.
5. Flexibility with Operating Systems: You do not have to stay confined to a single Operating System any longer. Our Windows VPS supports a variety of Operating Systems, ranging from Debian to Scientific Linux.
Installing Windows Server on Your VPS
The Windows Operating System is the most popular operating system in the world. There is a high chance that you are more familiar with this OS than any other kind. Having a familiar Operating System on your VPS will make it easier to use. If you do not have Windows Server installed on your VPS, you might need to learn how to set it up on your own. Follow these steps to install Windows Server on your VPS:
- Log into your account on our website.
- Select your current plan to view details.
- Next, hit the ‘Services’ button and click on ‘My Services’.
- Select ‘VPS Configuration’
- A new window will appear. Under ‘Boot Order’, change the first button to ‘CD Drive’, and the second button to ‘Hard disk’.
- Under Select ISO, pick the Windows Server you would like to set up. Our VPS only supports Windows Server 2012, 2016 & 2019.
- In the space for Secondary CD-ROM, select ‘virtio drivers’.
- Now, hit ‘Submit’ and wait for the response message to load.
- Once the response message has appeared, click on the ‘Close’ button to close the window.
- Next, click the ‘VNC’ button and select ‘Launch HTML 5 VNC’.
- Another window will pop up.
- Move to the Power Options box and select the ‘Power off VPS’ button. Immediately, click on ‘Start VPS.
- After you click the ‘Start’ button, hit ‘Connect’. Then, wait for the first text to appear. Now, press any key.
- The instructions for your Windows installation will appear.
- Type in your language, currency, and input method.
- Hit ‘Next’.
- Click ‘Install now’.
- You have completed the installation of your Windows Server on your VPS.
Windows VPS Roles
Windows VPS Roles are the significant functions of the Windows VPS. Examples of Windows VPS roles are:
- File Services: This role refers to technologies that help webmasters install and manage file servers. File servers are servers where developers can store files and share them with their website users. If you have files on your website that you want your audience to access, or your job involves file management, Windows VPS can host your files.
- Virtualization: This role deals with how the Windows VPS divides a physical server into virtual private servers, through a hypervisor, to enable website developers to run their websites independently. The VPS implements the process of virtualization through the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), a machine which offers Windows VPS servers the ability to run a variety of Operating Systems.
- Remote Desktop Services: This role allows users from different locations across the world access games, files or even applications over a virtual desktop. Remote Desktop Services describes how developers or server users input information into their client accounts through the server, and how information recorded by the client is transmitted to the server operator.
- DNS Server: The DNS server, or the Domain Name System server, deals with the process of matching domain names to their corresponding IP addresses. The DNS server is essential because humans remember websites by their names, while computers identify websites by their IP addresses. The DNS server is how your website appears, when people search for your domain name, even though computers cannot identify them.
- Streaming Media Services: Your Windows VPS server is the reason why you can host a video and get your audience to stream it on your website.
- Active Directory Domain Services: This function lets admins manage, store and organize website information and application data into hierarchies. The purpose of this role is to authorize users or admin access to a website. Usernames, passwords, login policies fall under the sphere of this role.
- Print Services: This role permits users to print files from the website.
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server (DHCPS): This server creates and assigns IP addresses and other network parameters to use websites. Instead of the VPS hosting service providers to manually set up each new user, the server automates their registration on the VPS and assigns IP addresses to them.If the IP address of an existing client expires, the server provides them with new IP addresses.
- Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS): This service is a flexible alternative to the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). It offers directory services which cannot be provided by the ADDs because of domain and cost restrictions.
- Web Server (IIS): This is the most basic function of the Windows VPS server. Just like its name implies, this server hosts websites.
- Active Directory Rights Management Service: This server software deals with information rights. This service deploys end-to-end encryption to restrict access to confidential information stored in documents, corporate emails and web pages. This server also gives and denies permissions to print, copy, edit or delete documents on websites.
- Licensing: This service organizes the purchase of licenses for the website.
- Windows Server Update Services (WSUS): This service lets administrators manage and distribute software updates and bugfixes across websites.
- Active Directory Certificate Services: This service is meant for building certificates on websites with tools such as OpenSSL. It also provides a means for organizations to distribute certificates across a myriad of holders.
Windows VPS Features
The Windows VPS are the add-ons that come with the server.
- Microsoft .NET Framework:This framework is responsible for developing and running vital web applications.
- BranchCache: This feature allows the user to transfer cache and applications from his primary virtual desktop to Cloud, to reduce network traffic. The Windows VPS BranchCache is designed in such a way that if the user requires the cache in future, he can retrieve it easily from the remote location.
- Data Center Bridging: This feature points to a collection of upgraded Ethernet extensions which reduces data losses and latency. It also promotes the sharing of bandwidth within datacenters.
- BitLocker Drive Encryption: This is a security feature which is built to safeguard user data on Windows through end-to-end encryption.
- Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS): This feature enables programmers to download files or upload files to HTTP web servers. Before a user uploads tor downloads a file, BITS analyses the cost of the transfer and the extent of network usage to minimize the impact of the administrator’s actions on the website’s performance. BITS also manages network interruptions during a download or upload of files.
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Server: An SMTP server accounts for every part of the mail delivery. Every business with an independent mail service must configure their SMTP settings before usage.
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Service: This feature connects different devices on the same network to enable them to share information. SNMP also monitors website performance.
- Transmission Control Protocol/IP Services: It is a communication protocol that allows users to send and receive messages in the form of bytes.
- Remote Procedure Calls over HTTP Proxy: The RPC over HTTP is a feature that allows RPC clients to connect securely over the internet and launch remote procedure calls. The procedure calls are made possible through an intermediary called the RPC Proxy. The RPC Proxy accept call requests from the internet, validates them to check that they are secure, and then connects the call if they pass the checks.
- Telnet server: Telnet server is a two-way interactive program built for remote communication or data exchanges.
- Windows Internal Database: Windows Internal Database works only as a database for applications like Windows Server Update Services and Windows System Resource Manager.
- Trivial File Transfer Protocol client: This feature enables users to transfer files between network devices. A TFTP client uploads the files on a TCP server, and another client requests the files from the server.
- Remote Differential Compression (RDC): The RDC is a server algorithm that compresses the content of two files by identifying their differences. This feature is often used to reduce the amount of data transmitted across a network.
- Network Load Balancing (NLB): This technology distributes traffic across two or more servers to improve website performance across the servers. NLB allows for a balance of network traffic, especially when a particular server is overloaded with traffic.
- Failover Clustering: Failover clustering is a group of computers that work together to improve the availability of server applications. When a server crashes, these clusters host the applications until the server is fixed. However, the clusters can only provide this service for a short while.
- Enhanced Storage: Enhanced Storage refers to external storage devices such as a hard disk or flash drive. These devices have pre-installed security features that let the owner restrict data access.
- WINS (Windows Internet Naming System) server: This service converts computer network names, or NetBIOS names, into IP addresses, so that computers within the same network can quickly locate each other.
- Peer Name Resolution Protocol: This is a service that helps computers within the same network identify each other to ensure reliable and stable connections between them.
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