Windows Virtual Cloud Servers – Server 2016 Now Available

windows-server-2016We are very pleased to announce that our Windows Virtual Cloud servers platform now supports Windows Server 2016. While a Technical Preview release, this will allow customers to experiment with the new Windows Server release, test new features and applications as well as prepare for future deployments once Server 2016 goes RTM.

Additional templates such as

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Core Edition (no GUI)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition
  • Windows 10 Enterprise Edition

are also supported under our new Hyper-V packages. All of our templates are now fully up-to-date and include all Microsoft .Net Frameworks from v2.0 through v4.6.1.

If you have any questions please contact our sales department and we will be happy to help!

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Shared Hosting Compared to Virtual Personal Server Hosting

Virtual personal servers or shared hosting – which one is right for you and your business’s needs?

Shared hosting does not allow customization, but maintenance cost and responsibility is spread out among the other users you are sharing with.  It is the most common method of hosting, where CPU time, memory, and disk space is shared between all of the users.

This method will be ideal for users who are looking to save money (such as if your start-up business is on its first legs and has a low beginning capital), if you will have a small employee base (shared hosting limits the amount of emails accounts you can set up), if you are expecting small numbers of daily visitors (around 500 daily), and plans to host only your website and maybe a blog or two.

Shared hosting offers the advantage of economy.  For less technically savvy users, it is a relief to have maintenance handled by the server.  As your website expands, you are able to add on additional storage space and there are wide possibilities for installing software, virtualized software included.

Disadvantages can include limited resources, the possibility of having your website’s performance affected by other sites on the server, potential scalability and backup issues, possibilities for security issues, a limited customer support, and having to configure firewalls for various applications.

The shared hosting that we offer comes with many benefits such as unlimited disk space and data transfer.  Check out our unique and economical plan.

VPS hosting allows full customization, but comes along with the responsibility of maintenance.  This host is ideal for businesses with secured data and resource-heavy applications.

VPS hosting will be right for you if you are looking to expand your company, will be using confidential secured data, expect notably increased traffic, intend to add to your employee base (thus needing a greater email capacity), and have plans for hosting multiple websites, blogs, etc.

There are many advantages in virtual hosting, such as the large amount of space and bandwidth, the freedom to change your subscription, extensive scalability and backup options, the ability to configure as you wish, extensive and dedicated customer support, and customizable firewall configurations.

Disadvantages include the need for a dedicated system administrator to stay on top of maintenance and updates, the typically higher price, and certain applications can be fussy in a virtualized environment.

We are able to offer you a very reasonably priced VPS hosting without cutting any corners on the features.  Check out the details.

Benefits of using VPS for the Office

Windows VPS works as an “office in the cloud,” with its own operating system, disc space, and bandwidth. It is a middle point between shared hosting and dedicated hosting, useful for sites that are not quite ready for dedicated hosting, but have out-grown shared hosting.  It grants users far more control over their environment than is available with shared hosting. This flexibility allows users to decide which resources are currently necessary and add more as their company or needs grow.  

Microsoft-Hyper-V-LogoWith a VPS, your virtual desktop will be nearly identical to your actual computer’s desktop. You can choose the applications to upload, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, accounting programs, or (if the provider offers Virtual Graphic Cards) even Adobe Photoshop and the like.

ERP or CRM systems can also be installed on VPS. Having these systems available from more than just at the office helps out employees who work from home or travel often, granting them access to all the services that might make their load smoother. Applications that have to run 24/7 can be moved to VPS to ensure the program runs continually, smoothly, and keeps your company doing the same.

Moving your website to VPS can offer huge performance benefits, particularly for websites hosted on a shared platform or those coded in ASP or .NET. Additionally installing your mail client on VPS is an extra layer of protection and assurance that your resources are only available to your website and email and not shared with anyone else on the shared hosting package.

Using VPS saves money, as it allows companies to downgrade their computers and run more complex systems from VPS, instead of investing in top-grade computers for every employee in order to run those systems. VPS is also less expensive than a physical server running a full dedicated plan.

VPS provides reliability and stability. With shared hosting, you run the risk of another website on the same server overloading and affecting your site’s performance. VPS saves your worrying about that, particularly in more professional environments.

No matter the speed of the remote desktop and server, VPS keeps your internet running at top speeds.

Check out the options we offer!

An Overview of our KVM Linux Virtual Server

kvmbanner-logo2_srhvnwOur Linux Virtual Server is a reliable, scalable, and very available load balanced software constructed on top of a cluster of real servers. Linux’s operating system runs the load balancer to keep everything running with optimal speed and efficiency. Virtualization is always an ideal option in its ability to increase server utilization and decrease energy costs. The server cluster’s workings are completely visible to the users, who have the ability to interact with it. LVS allows load balancing of web and mail servers as well as other networked services. Potential uses include VOIP, web, email, and media services, managing workloads, organizing storage, reducing costs – the options are as limitless as your creativity!

The virtual server takes away the inconvenience of having to use up your own storage, while still providing the benefit of complete access for the users, who can interact with it just as if they were personally hosting the server.

The benefits of using KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) virtualization include the ability to run numerous virtual machines of Linux or Windows. Each virtual machine is complete in itself with its own private hardware. KVM’s loadable kernel module supports the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module. KVM has rapidly become the default open-source system on Linux for creation and the support of virtual machines.

All of our LVS versions come with KVM virtualization, in addition to many other helpful services such as hardware-based virtualization, high performance SSD, nightly backups, unlimited bandwidth and network transfer, and more

The Linux Virtual Server’s endless flexibility and on-going growth make it a useful and exciting server to work with.

An overview and comparison of Shared Hosting with Virtual and Dedicated Servers

With all the possibilities, different strengths and weaknesses, it can be confusing to select just the right server for you and your specific needs. Here are some of our options broken down to the basics.

Do you run a high-traffic or mission critical website? Need support for self-hosted, high-performance databases? Want the most flexibility and control?

Our premium dedicated servers have the benefits of freedom, flexibility, and security, especially in comparison to shared hosting. Dedicated servers allow a greater level of management and scalability for your site’s traffic. Virtual platforms such as Microsoft Hyper-V are supported. Notable features include:

  • 2-hour emergency response
  • Free internal traffic
  • Remote power control

Are you a small business owner? Run a blog? Host personal sites for family/friends?

Shared Windows Cloud Hosting is unique and economical, offering unlimited disk space and data transfer. This option promotes reliability, high network speed, and smooth performance. With instant setup, unlimited domains and sub-domains, and premium unlimited bandwidth, this server provides fast and reliable service. Other features include:

  • Custom Control Panel
  • Safe Harbor Certified
  • Unlimited MySQL

Another popular option is the virtual server. This server is shared by multiple server owners, but still allows for each owner’s administration and complete control. It is stored on our virtual cloud, saving you space while still providing you with absolute access. Virtual servers have all the benefits of hosting yourself, while saving on space, money, and processing power.

We offer two options:

Windows Cloud Server running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 R2.

Linux Cloud Server running a wide variety of Linux distributions. Both offer excellent features, including:

  • Virtual isolation
  • Customizable server software with administrator control
  • Hardware-based virtualization
  • Unlimited network transfer

Browse our many options and be sure to contact us with any questions!