What is a Windows virtual private server (VPS)?
A VPS is the natural progression from shared hosting. It’s a virtual server with all the power, storage and performance of a small, dedicated server but for a much-reduced cost. A Windows VPS is one that runs on a Windows operating system, giving you complete control to configure your system as you need and run the applications you want.
What is the difference between Windows VPS hosting and shared Windows hosting?
On a shared Windows hosting plan, you rent space on a web server and share the server’s computing resources with its other users. It is intended to provide all the resources needed for small websites with limited numbers of visitors.
A Windows VPS hosting plan gives you far more storage and resources than shared hosting. It does this by using a large physical server to create a small number of VPS, independent of each other with their own operating systems and resources.
What is the difference between managed and unmanaged Windows VPS hosting?
Managed Windows VPS hosting is a service designed to remove some of the more technically challenging and onerous server management tasks. At WHUK, it comes as standard in our VPS packages.
With our managed VPS plans, we will install, update and patch the operating system on your behalf and make sure your VPS server is running in tip-top condition – giving you less to worry about and more time to focus on your business. With an unmanaged plan, you’d have to carry out these things for yourself.
What can I do with a Windows VPS?
With a Windows VPS plan, you have far more freedom to configure your server and run the applications you need, as well as the capacity to store more data, handle more traffic and perform with greater speed and reliability even when you’re at your busiest. And unlike shared hosting, your performance won’t be affected by resource-hungry neighbours.
Why should I choose a Windows VPS plan from WHUK?
At WHUK, we do things differently. We have built our solutions from the ground up to provide the best VPS hosting services for our customers. Our Windows VPS servers are built using the latest Xeon processors and SSD hard drives to give reliable, lightning-speed performance; our managed services free you up to concentrate on business projects, and our unparalleled technical support means you have 24/7 expert Windows VPS help whenever you need it.
Do I need technical expertise for Windows VPS?
You don’t with a WHUK VPS plan. Not only do our managed Windows VPS solutions mean we look after the more technical side of things; we also provide the most advanced Windows control panel, Plesk, whose suite of tools and user-friendly interface make it a breeze to manage your hosting and websites.
How do I know which VPS Hosting plan is right for me?
All businesses have different requirements so it is important to look at the features of each plan to see if it meets your needs, for example, whether it offers enough storage or has super-fast SSD. Importantly, you also need to ensure you choose the right type of VPS operating system, i.e., Windows or Linux, to run your applications. If you are unsure about any of the points raised above, please contact our product experts who will be happy to advise you about the most suitable plan.