Windows RDP is a great solution to often buggy remote clients that disconnect at a whim (ie Pastel). Let's take a look at setting this up.
Scalable Windows VPS
hosting for your .NET projects
Our scalable Windows servers guarantee maximum performance for your ASP.NET apps and Windows programmes. This’ll empower your workforce for secure remote work by hosting your enterprise software on our Windows servers. Our cloud hosting guarantees excellent speeds, uptime, and security at an affordable rate. Choose from one of our plans or reach out to us for a custom solution.
- Includes RDP license
- Instant setup
- DNS & RDNS control
- Locally hosted
- Cancel anytime
- 24/7 monitoring
- Super fast SSDs
- Free static IP
- Flexible solutions
- Unlimited traffic
- 30-day money-back
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
Enjoy world-class support
The cornerstone of our business is world-class support. Our Windows technicians are dedicated to providing you with unmatched solutions and practical implementations so your business stays running around the clock. We know reliability in support is the hallmark of a great company, thus we constantly strive for greatness.
Windows Server hosting prices & plans
Our cloud hosting plans offer unrivalled performance at affordable prices. This speedy hosting solution is self-managed, making it ideal for dotnet developers looking to break away from shared hosting. You’re also able to customise your package to suit your current goals and scale it all the way to a 16 CPU vCore with 64GB RAM. We’ve got servers set up in South Africa, Germany, the UK, and USA.
R490 per month
2 CPU vCore Upgradable
4GB ECC RAM Upgradable
100GB SSD Storage Upgradable
R980 per month
4 CPU vCore Upgradable
8GB ECC RAM Upgradable
200GB SSD Storage Upgradable
R1470 per month
6 CPU vCore Upgradable
12GB ECC RAM Upgradable
300GB SSD Storage Upgradable
R1960 per month
8 CPU vCore Upgradable
16GB ECC RAM Upgradable
400GB SSD Storage Upgradable
R3360 per month
12 CPU vCore Upgradable
32GB ECC RAM Upgradable
500GB SSD Storage Upgradable
R5700 per month
16 CPU vCore Upgradable
64GB ECC RAM Upgradable
500GB SSD Storage Upgradable
Billing Options: Monthly Contract, Monthly Billing, Cancel Anytime.
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All our servers run exclusively on fast SSDs, the latest Intel processors and enterprise-grade components.
Local & global servers
Choose from one of our servers located in South Africa, Germany, the USA, and the UK.
Your data security is our top priority. We use RAIDz2 redundant storage to keep your data safe.
Customise your virtual machine
SSD per 50GB
MS SQL Standard
at least 4 cores need to be licensed
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Instant setup, scalable solutions
Everyone’s familiar with the Windows OS, which makes Windows servers much easier to configure and use. Moreover, most Windows applications can be installed and run from the GUI – You’ll very rarely need the command line. Whether you want to run an ASP.NET application or provide remote access to your ERP/CRM/accounting applications, Windows Server hosting is a reliable choice.
Easy to use
Just as easy as using your personal computer. You can perform most, if not all, operations on a Windows server using the GUI. Whether you’d like to install new software or configure the registry, you can do it all from the intuitive user interface.
No compatibility concerns
From Docker and Kubernetes to Microsoft Access and ASP.NET; from Microsoft SQL Server and Postgres to WordPress and Magento; you’re able to install a range of applications on your Windows cloud servers.
Our Windows VPSs are powered by KVM hardware virtualisation technology. This means that each cloud server gets its own Windows operating system and virtual resources: SSD, RAM, and CPU. So, these virtual machines can tackle heavy workloads in stride compared to Container VPSs.
Windows is arguably the most feature-rich operating system out there. The Windows Admin Centre is a web-based app designed to manage servers and clusters. With its new feature, System Insights, you can generate local predictive analytics. You’re also able to use HTTP/2, encrypt network traffic, and much more!
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- Includes RDP license
- Windows VM in 10 mins
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- No contracts
- 99.99% network uptime
- Direct SSD storage
- Dedicated IP address
- Customisable solutions
- Unmetered data
- Try before you commit
- System monitoring
In this quick tutorial, we show you how to set up and use one IP address for multiple sites in IIS web server.
We look at some of the basic PowerShell commands you can start using right now. Part two covers pipelining, variables and more.
Frequently asked questions
If you still have unanswered questions, please reach out to us and we’ll be happy to assist.
This depends on a few factors:
- What kind of apps you intend on running? Be sure to check the software’s minimum requirements.
- What’s the maximum amount of memory you may need during peak hours? How much traffic will you get?
- How much storage space do you expect to need?
For example, if you’ve got a small website that doesn’t get a lot of visitors, our W1 package (2 vCores, 4GB ram, 100 GB SSD) will suit you just fine.
However, if your business runs remote work environments shared with 40+ staff members, you should consider the high-end packages, like the W6: 16 cores, 64 GB ram, 500 GB SSD.
Windows Server is the name of a group of operating systems released by Microsoft built specifically for servers. On a swift glance, you may not notice the differences between Windows Server and any normal version of Windows. That’s because both the operating systems share a codebase, and plenty of other of features.
However, Windows Server has tons of additional features that allow administrators to build scalable infrastructures of connected applications and services. Windows servers are most commonly used to run ASP.NET applications, Microsoft SQL, and other Windows programs that need to be accessible via the internet.
Windows Server is super user-friendly and easy to set up. It nearly mirrors the Windows on personal computers, so it has a familiar feel. Most tasks can be completed using the graphical user interface. Whether it’s adding a rule to the firewall or changing something deep in the registry.
Windows Server provides seamless integration with most applications and software, which makes it ideal for shared accounting servers and remote work environments for staff.
The latest versions of Windows Server are rich with features (able to run Linux containers, built-in support for Kubernetes, predictive analytics etc.) and provide various security controls to keep malicious actors at bay.
A Windows VPS is a cloud server that runs on its own Windows operating system and has its own virtual resources, dedicated to you alone. Your VPS is completely isolated from others, and usually guarantees maximum (99.9%) uptime, powerful performance, and seamless compatibility.
- Linux hosting runs some Linux-based operating systems, like Ubuntu, Debian etc. Windows hosting runs Windows Server.
- Windows Server is much easier to use, as it can be easily configured from the GUI. With Linux, you need to use the terminal, most of the time.
- Windows hosting can run ASP.NET websites and applications, accounting software, etc; Linux can’t.
- Windows programmes can run only on Windows hosting.
- Windows server hosting has built-in support for Microsoft Access; Linux doesn’t.
- Linux is an open-source operating system, whereas Windows Server is commercial - requiring costly licences. Therefore, Linux is cheaper than Windows.
- Linux is a much more lightweight operating system compared to Windows Server, which is more resource intensive.
Windows hosting is a hosting provider that rents servers which use Windows Server as the operating system. If you wish to host a website or application that can only run on a Windows OS (e.g., ASP.NET apps), then your best option is to choose a Windows hosting.
Most hosting providers offer different packages for Windows hosting. These packages differ on the basis of allocated resources. For example, the basic package may only offer 4 vCPUs with 8 GBs of RAM; other packages may offer more resources for higher prices.
In addition to running Windows-specific programs, you can also use Windows hosting to build your company’s entire infrastructure. Regardless of whether you want to set up a Kubernetes cluster, run Linux containers, or spin up shielded Linux VMs (Ubuntu, Debian etc.), you can do it all with Windows hosting.
If you don’t find a suitable VM size on our website, please contact us so we can offer you a custom solution to your exact requirements.
You can host as many websites as you like on your server, we do not define any limit. You just have to ensure the size of your machine is always sufficient for the number of resources your sites use. Your package can be upgraded or downgraded at any time to suit the number of sites you intend to host.
Easily! Log in to your customer section, choose the product and select upgrade/downgrade. Upgrades will be processed immediately, downgrades at the end of the month.
At reasonable rates, we offer you full flexibility of your backups. Order a backup plan add-on during checkout. These are snapshots that allow you to roll back your virtual machine to a previous state.
It all depends on the package you decide to rent. A more affordable package will have less CPUs. Our packages range from two vCPUs to 16 vCPUs. A vCPU is a Virtual Processing Unit. One or more vCPUs are assigned to a VM. Each vCPU is seen as a single physical CPU core by your server's operating system.
Larger packages naturally include more vCPU's, however, the CPU is very often not a limiting factor. In the majority of use cases, the most important factor is how much memory (RAM) is needed. Modern PHP/MySQL scripts often use a lot of RAM, so RAM is very important when deciding which package you buy.
Each server is deployed with 1 IP address to start with. You can request additional IP's from us in case you need it. In such a case we charge a small monthly amount in addition.