Windows Virtual Private Cloud Servers.
I had an emergency situation with my Windows VPS and the crew over at ServerPoint JUMPED on it and fixed it. They have been helping with a major server migration over the past month and have ALWAYS been professional, fast and knowledgeable on EVERYTHING I have thrown at them! I have been with them for 12 years and would go NO WHERE ELSE! Simply put, they ROCK!!!
Whether you need a Server or Desktop Edition, we have you covered.
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 10 Professional
Windows 2008 R2 Standard
Windows 2012 R2 Standard
Windows 2016 R2 Standard
Deploy Windows based virtual servers at any of our 6 regions to serve your worldwide audience.
Protect the valuable data within your Windows VPS with our daily backup snapshot service.
Our own Platform.
We created ColossusCloud to provide fast and stable Windows VPS solutions for your business.
SSD, Distributed Storage.
For the highest reliability, all your Windows VPS' data blocks are stored three times in three different servers.
Your Windows VPS servers will be ready in just minutes, with all of Microsoft's latest updates installed.
The Reliability of Windows Server.
There is no denying: Microsoft has done a great job with their line of Windows Servers, specially Windows 2016.
What is a Windows VPS?
VPS, or Virtual Private Server, is a term given to server virtualization technology by the web hosting industry. Basically, a large server, called a hypervisor, is "sliced" into "areas" of RAM, CPU and disk, and each of these "areas" can contain an individual operating system. Each of these "areas" is normally referred to as virtual machine or virtual server.
But isn't an "instance", "cloud", "droplet", "virtual server", or "virtual machine" better than a VPS?
Shocking truth: they are all the same. Amazon AWS calls their virtual servers "instances", Microsoft's Azure calls them "virtual servers", and we call them "virtual servers" as well. The term "VPS" is just another way of calling it, although the hosting industry has chosen this term the most, and the service of a VPS provider is simply called "VPS Hosting".
Which version of Windows do you recommend?
We strongly recommend Windows 2016 for your Windows Server needs. Microsoft invested billions of dollars in the development of Windows 2016, its kernel and incredible filesystem. It is, in our personal opinion, the best thing to have come out of Microsoft in a long time. It is incredibly stable! In fact, we use Windows 2016 internally for many of our essential functions, and not a single Windows 2016 server has ever crashed.
What about an easier way to use Windows? I don't understand the Server editions.
In that case, we recommend Windows 10. It is quite an incredible achievement over previous generations of Windows desktop editions, such as Windows 7. If you have applications that can't run in Windows 10, then we recommend Windows 7, but we don't recommend any older Windows edition.
How is the service billed?
We bill all servers by the hour. As an example, this means you can deploy servers with different operating systems for just a day to test a new version of your application and then just delete them. To begin, you first make a "deposit" into your account, for example, $25, and as the hours go by, we deduct the hourly price of each of your virtual servers from that deposit. Before the deposit runs out, we will automatically refill your account by charging your credit card for an amount equal to the next 30 days of service. You may also pay by PayPal.
How much RAM, CPU and SSD disk space do you recommend?
Unlike Linux' low RAM requirements, Windows does require a good amount of RAM. Although it can run with as low as 1 GB, we recommend at least 4 GBs. However, if you will be using a web browser inside your Windows virtual server, we recommend at least 8GBs of RAM and four CPUs. Web browsers are notorious for using a lot of RAM! For disk space, at least 35 GBs or more, as Windows itself can utilize anywhere from 7 GBs to 20 GBs of space.
Deploying a Windows virtual private server at ColossusCloud; how does this work?
Normally, you would have a computer in your office running Windows. When you deploy a virtual server with Windows via our Client Portal, a fully functional copy of Windows will be created in a hypervisor within our large cloud platform. You would then access this Windows with a utility called Remote Desktop, which is most likely already in your computer (Mac or Windows). Once you run this utility from your physical computer, you put in the necessary credentials, and you hit "Go". You will then see on your local computer the Windows desktop coming from our cloud platform. It's as if you were sitting right in front of one of our servers.
How fast will it be?
Quite! However, always take into account the fact that the Windows VPS is on a server "far" from you, not right in front of you, and that you are accessing it via your local Internet provider. If your Internet is slow, well, accessing the remote desktop of the Windows VPS will also be slow. Also, out of our 6 global data centers, choose the one that is closest for better performance.
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