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Exchange Server Hosting Service

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Microsoft Exchange server is an enterprise-class communication platform used by many businesses to simplify the way in which their employees communicate with each other as well as to encourage employees to manage themselves to a better degree. As Exchange Server is a Microsoft product, it is only capable of running on Windows servers, but a the same time this close tie between operating system and product allows Microsoft to deliver a more stable platform that will be capable of meeting the security needs that may represent a challenge for other email and collaboration platforms. The benefit to many businesses of using a platform such as Microsoft Exchange Server is that the data hosted on the platform is accessible from a number of different devices, allowing businesses to construct a central location for email, contact and calendar information; as well as using desktop clients, data hosted on Exchange servers can also be accessed through the Outlook Web Access web interface and a number of different mobile devices including iPhones and Blackberrys. Many businesses already running a Windows-based infrastructure are likely to be using Active Directory as a way of managing and authenticating users and so Exchange Server is able to tie in with this infrastructure seamlessly, allowing your users to use a single account to logon to Windows desktop computers and their Exchange environment. Even though Exchange Server hosting services may carry an additional premium when compared to using other collaboration platforms, Exchange Server is the only platform capable of offering you such a smooth service.

Benefits of Using Exchange Server Hosting

There are several different benefits to using Exchange Server hosting that you should be aware of, especially if you are considering any other collaboration and communication platform, as these could encourage you to use Exchange Server. Such benefits include:

  • Encourages communication – Exchange Server will encourage your employees to communicate with each other much more clearly using email as the system will provide your staff with a centralized point from which they can access their emails on any device – the issue with the communication structures in many businesses at the moment is that they are simply too basic and lack a number of different tools that would otherwise aim to enhance the experience and Exchange Server improves on many other collaboration platforms by providing you with a web interface as well as a system that you will be able to access on a number of different devices so that you are never far from your emails
  • Allows employees to manage their schedules – another major part of the Exchange platform is the calendar feature that is provided, allowing employees to manage themselves to a higher degree so that they can keep an eye on their appointments – as is the case with email account, Exchange Server calendars can be synced with a number of different devices and applications so that you can add a new appointment to your calendar whilst on the move, safe in the knowledge that the same appointment will be viewable in your calendar on your desktop computer when you return to the office
  • Integration into existing infrastructure – most businesses have an existing Windows IT infrastructure usually based around the Active Directory authentication system and Exchange Server can be integrated into your existing infrastructure with minimal work – the idea that employees can use a single username and password to access their emails and Windows desktop computer will simplify the management process for your IT department as it gives them one single platform to monitor the performance of – furthermore, it will mean that your staff will have fewer passwords to remember, thus reducing the chances them forgetting their login details – even though setting up a Windows infrastructure may be expensive, you can be sure that you will be provided with a secure and reliable infrastructure that will be more than capable of meeting your needs.

Disadvantages of Using Exchange Server Hosting

There can also be some disadvantages to using Exchange Server hosting services that you should be aware of, these could include:

  • Cost– the cost of implementing the Exchange Server platform when compared to other available options can be incredibly high which is why it may not be that appealing to smaller businesses that have smaller businesses and instead will be more suitable for larger companies – Microsoft sells commercial products meaning that you will need a license to use a majority of the premium applications sold by the company, including the Windows operating system – as a business, by choosing Windows as your infrastructure platform you are going to need to take on board the extra costs that are going to be associated with running your infrastructure than if you had chosen to use Linux servers as Linux is an open source platform
  • Windows-only compatibility – it is also important to take into consideration that Exchange Server is a Windows-only application meaning that if you are running an IT infrastructure that is based on any other platform, i.e. Linux, then you should consider a solution other than Exchange Server for your requirements – this means that for businesses which have never used Windows before, a significant investment in Windows servers is going to be required if they wish to make the most of Microsoft Exchange Server, on the other hand they could always choose a remotely hosted as this could be more cost effective and would take less time to setup.

In conclusion, an Exchange Server hosting service will allow you to provide your employees with a centralized communication tool that they can use to communicate with fellow employees and customers of your business. Although there are a number of alternatives available to Microsoft Exchange Server, no other platform is able to provide you with the accessibility features that are offered for a number of different devices; many employees are now on the move these days and use mobile devices such as Blackberrys and iPhones and in most cases will want to be able to access their emails.

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Windows Hosting Plan

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

A Windows hosting plan will provide you with a number of different features that aren’t available with Linux web hosting plans, primarily because the Windows operating system is a commercial operating system that offers a closed environment. Windows web hosting plans are ideal for the hosting of classic ASP and ASP.NET websites simply because the Windows platform is the only operating system capable of hosting these websites to a level that will enable you to make the most of them; furthermore, a majority of the backend applications that you are likely to be using to support your ASP website are likely to support the Windows operating system only, meaning that there will always be high demand for Windows hosting services. Microsoft is well known for producing high-quality, scalable server-side applications that are used by many large businesses and enterprises to power their corporate infrastructures; this enables web hosting providers to offer premium Windows hosting services with ease as their main target audience is going to be businesses as opposed to individuals. If you are a Windows web developer then you will be able to appreciate the importance of Windows VPS servers and Windows dedicated servers in providing dedicated web hosting environments; a dedicated Windows hosting environment will enable you to make the most of what ASP.NET has to offer, whilst using ASP as your scripting framework of choice will enable you to fully harness the power of the operating system along with any supporting applications that you choose to use.

What are the main technologies supported by Windows, but not by Linux?

There are several technologies that are unique to the Windows platform that are used by many large businesses as the core of their web infrastructure and as a Windows hosting customer, you can take advantage of these technologies to enhance your own web applications. These technologies include:

  • ASP.NET and AJAX – ASP.NET is one of the most advanced web scripting frameworks available, providing you with access to a number of different features and components that will enable you to make the most of the Windows operating system, allowing you to develop highly functional Windows web applications – ASP.NET is known for being scalable which is one of the most important features to consider in a scripting language when developing a fairly large website because this means that you will be able to serve your web application to a number of users, safe in the knowledge that your application is unlikely to fail – furthermore, the AJAX component of the ASP.NET framework will allow you to add additional AJAX functionality to your Windows web applications so that to end-users they appear to be sleek and well defined
  • Microsoft SQL Server – this is Microsoft’s enterprise-class database server that is used by many large organizations to power not only their website backends, but also their internal operations – Microsoft SQL Server has proven itself to be one of the most powerful database applications around and the fact that it is only supported by Windows means that there will always be a need for Windows hosting where large businesses are using this application – you can use SQL Server as the backend for your ASP.NET website with ease, safe in the knowledge that the seamless integration between the two will ensure that your data is as secure as possible when being accessed by your web application
  • Microsoft Access – for smaller implementations, a Microsoft Access database may be more than sufficient for the requirements of the web applications, but again this is a technology that is only supported by Windows servers – as is the case with SQL Server databases, Access databases can be seamlessly integrated into ASP.NET applications meaning that smaller web applications can be developed in half the time when using a less complex database structure – however, the only downside to using Microsoft Access as opposed to SQL Server is that the databases aren’t designed to be as scalable meaning that as the use of your application increases, you will need to port your Access database over to SQL Server at some point.

How can developing for Windows benefit me over developing for Linux?

Depending on the purpose that you are developing a web application for, there can be some benefits to choosing Windows over Linux when it comes to considering your hosting platform; these benefits include:

  • Secure platform – Windows is seen as being a more secure platform than Linux and indeed this is an important factor to consider if you are going to be hosting the personal information of visitors or customers – as well as standard anti-virus applications, there are also many other measures that can be taken to ensure that a Windows server remains secure and the fact that Windows is a commercial operating system means that if there are any security issues, you can be sure that Microsoft will be quick to release an update or patch to fix any issues that arise
  • Reliable platform – Windows is also seen as being a reliable platform, something that is important when developing web applications because you want to be sure that your intended audience will be able to access your website when they want to – most web hosting companies will aim to provide you with a highly reliable web hosting service these days and so in most cases you can be sure that your chosen Windows hosting plan will provide you with an acceptable level of uptime.

In conclusion, a Windows hosting plan will provide Windows web developers with the platform on which they can host the applications that they have crafted especially to make the most of the platform. Even though Windows is a commercial platform that will carry an additional premium over Linux web hosting plans, for users of Windows web hosting the extra charge is usually justifiable through the features that Windows is able to provide, but Linux is unable to. It is important to remember that you should only consider a Windows hosting plan if you have a specific need for Windows hosting, i.e. a need that can’t be met by Linux hosting plans.

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Anatomy of Windows Web Hosting

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Windows is the world’s most popular operating system that is used on the desktop and in the server environment. As part of its role in the server environment, Windows is widely used by web hosting companies to produce web hosting plans that offer compatibility with Microsoft applications and technologies. Along with Linux, these two operating systems form the basis of the mainstream web hosting industry in terms of the web hosting plans that are offered and the features that are available.

ASP.NET Web Hosting

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When developing websites that will make the most of the Windows operating system, the best option is to use ASP.NET as this is a scripting framework that has been developed by Microsoft for use exclusively with Windows. ASP.NET’s benefits vary and are limited, but include:

  • You will elevated access to the Windows operating system with additional support offered for developers utilizing the full feature set of ASP.NET as opposed to creating their own controls and components
  • All scripts should simply work with IIS and Windows if they have been developed correctly, without the need for any additional modifications to guarantee full compatibility, as this can be an issue when using certain scripting languages with the Windows operating system.

Microsoft SQL Server Database Hosting

The purpose of a database server such as Microsoft SQL Server is to provide your web pages and scripts with a common location that they can all access to enable them to process the relevant data for display. Databases can be used to store information of all types so that it can be re-used again and again, benefitting websites that rely on information that is submitted by visitors.

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The benefit of using Microsoft SQL Server as your database backend is that it is relatively simple to create a cluster of MSSQL servers that can then be used to serve your content as required. By developing an internal network that can link multiple database servers together, you are creating a fail-proof solution that is also scalable to cope with growing demand on your website.

When compared to MySQL Server, the disadvantage of choosing to use a commercial database hosting alternative such as Micrsoft SQL Server is that you have to pay for the license to use it. The cost of MSSQL Server will depend on the version of the software that you choose to use as well as how many licenses you purchase, but for the most part the cost is justifiable through the means of the reliability provided by a commercial platform and the support that is available for when something goes wrong.

Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting

Businesses looking for corporate email solutions are likely to have Microsoft Exchange Server on their list of solutions to consider. Microsoft Exchange Server is a suite of applications that provides businesses with a central email, calendaring, contact and user management database that can be accessed through various means, although for the most part it is designed for integration with Microsoft Outlook on the desktop.

The main features of Microsoft Exchange Server include:

  • Access to the “Outlook Web Access” web client provides users with access to their email, calendars and contacts on the move through any web browser removing the need for constant use of the Outlook desktop application
  • The application can be hosted either on a single server or can be scaled to include multiple servers, allowing you to tap into resources provided by SANs (storage area networks) as well as those of additional servers through the means of a clustered configuration
  • An Active Directory based user authentication system allows you to provide users with a single login that will provide them with access to not only their emails, but also any Windows desktop computer within your business.

In conclusion, the anatomy of Windows web hosting provides you with an opportunity to experience new technologies include ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server to aid you with the development of your website. In addition to being able to develop newer and more functional websites, Windows is also the platform for businesses to use if they are looking to improve internal communications through the means of Microsoft Exchange Server, an application that is available as an optional extra with Windows dedicated servers.

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Remote Desktop Access

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Remote Desktop is a popular feature of Windows dedicated hosting because it provides you with a way in which you can manage your Windows server directly using the Windows GUI meaning that you don’t have to be so reliant on command line interfaces as you have to be with Linux dedicated hosting. By using Remote Desktop you are connected to your Windows server securely; you will be able to view and interact with the GUI of Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 and access all of the applications that you have installed on your Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server. In order to connect to a server using Remote Desktop you will need to have either a Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server hosting service, as is offered by many web hosting companies; you will also need either a Mac or Windows desktop computer from which you are going to be accessing your server. Although the Remote Desktop client is provided with all of the latest versions of the Windows operating system by default, if you are going to be using a Mac desktop computer then you will need to download the client separately from the Microsoft website; currently no other desktop operating systems are supported.

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Plesk Hosting

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Plesk is a popular control panel available for Windows and Linux that allows you to manage your web hosting account with minimal effort, allowing you to focus attention on other factors that they may be more important to the development of your website. Plesk is a premium control panel meaning that it is able to offer you the features that may not necessarily be available with open source control panels and other equivalents; the investment here means that web hosting companies using Plesk are able to provide feature-rich web hosting services that can rival those offered by competitors. Although Plesk is available for Linux, it is more popular with those using Windows web hosting as it can provide you with a more defined level of integration with the Windows operating system than any alternatives. As well as being offered by default by most Windows web hosting companies for their shared hosting companies, Plesk is usually an additional option for those who are using Windows VPS server hosting and Windows dedicated server hosting, but in this case you will need to pay extra for the control panel. A comparison of Plesk hosting against other control panel-based web hosting services identifies that Plesk is able to provide a more stable hosting solution than its competitors.

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Exchange Server Hosting

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server is a popular email and collaboration system offered by Microsoft to larger businesses that wish to provide employees with a way in which they can manage themselves from one central point. Exchange Server is a popular choice because it can be integrated into other applications such as Microsoft Outlook whilst it also provides a very intuitive web interface that provides users with access to their calendars, contacts and emails. Although Microsoft Exchange server can only be used on Windows web hosting servers, there is the added benefit of it being integrated into your existing infrastructure as it is based on the Active Directory user authentication architecture meaning that if you are running an AD based network, your users will be able to use their existing login details to use Exchange Server without the need for you to do any additional work. Exchange Server also has built-in spam controls so that if any spam emails are sent to any address hosted on your email server, Microsoft Exchange Server will be able to filter out these emails before they reach the intended recipient because you don’t want to find that yours and your users’ inboxes are getting filled up with spam.

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Windows Dedicated Server

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Windows is one of the operating system choices available for dedicated server and using a Windows dedicated server will allow you to make the most of the Windows operating system in a dedicated hosting environment. When choosing the operating system that you are going to use with your dedicated server, you will need to consider your precise requirements; Windows will be able to offer you a number of features that aren’t available with other operating systems. Windows web hosting services are aimed mainly at businesses as is evident with the increased price points of Windows dedicated servers, although the applications and features that Microsoft can offer for Windows server users are very attractive to larger businesses. If you have any questions over the reliability of a Windows server hosting service then there is no need to have any doubts, primarily because dedicated server hosting services are highly reliable, as you don’t have to share any of your resources with anyone else. A Windows dedicated server can be fairly easy to manage if you have experience because you can choose to have a control panel installed on your server which will aid you with the management, although you will always be able to access your server via Remote Desktop.

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Benefits of Windows Web Hosting

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The alternative to Linux web hosting is Windows web hosting, although Windows web hosting services are generally more expensive than Linux web hosting services due to the commercial nature of the Windows operating system. Windows hosting services are aimed at businesses that have larger web hosting budgets and have a specific need for Windows web hosting as a majority of the features of Linux web hosting services, such as support for PHP and MySQL, are available on most Windows web hosting servers. Microsoft offers a wide range of server-specific applications that are only compatible with Windows servers that are targeted at larger businesses meaning that if you wish to make use of one of these applications, you won’t really have any choice but to consider a Windows hosting server for your requirements. Windows web hosting services are ideal for the hosting of websites that have been developed using classic ASP and ASP.NET; these two scripting frameworks have also been developed by Microsoft meaning that if you wish to use either then you will only be able to consider Windows web hosting for your requirements as your web pages and scripts won’t function correctly on any other web hosting platform.

Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most scalable database hosting platforms available and is used by a large number of companies to help power both their internal infrastructures as well as their websites. As a database server it is only compatible with Windows servers meaning that if you wish to create a highly scalable website using Microsoft SQL Server, Windows web hosting is going to be your only choice. However, this can be a benefit to using Windows web hosting as Microsoft SQL Server is capable of coping with high loads and load spikes very well meaning that it is ideal for use in a situation where your website receives a large amount of traffic.

If you wish to use a database system that isn’t as complicated as Microsoft SQL Server but can still offer you a good number of features then Microsoft Access is probably going to be the right database application for you. Unlike Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access is a desktop database application meaning that you will need to purchase the desktop application in order to be able to create and manage Microsoft Access databases. Databases created using Microsoft Access should only really be used in situations where there isn’t the need for a scalable database hosting configuration meaning that you should only use Microsoft Access with smaller websites.

The support for classic ASP and ASP.NET is another benefit of using Windows web hosting as it means that you will be able to make the most of what the Windows operating system has to offer to Windows web developers. Although the ASP.NET framework is the only one of the two that is still actively maintained, classic ASP is still used by a large number of web developers for certain purposes meaning that it is important to retain Windows web hosting services that can offer support for classic ASP and ASP.NET web pages and scripts. However, it should still be noted that additional scripting languages can be used on Windows web hosting services including PHP and Ruby.

If you choose to use Windows server hosting, including Windows VPS server hosting and Windows dedicated server hosting, then you will be able to choose from a wide variety of server-specific corporate Microsoft applications that will be able to enhance your business. Such applications include:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server – this is the enterprise collaboration system offered by Microsoft to allow businesses to streamline how their employees communicate with each other and to provide employees with a better way of managing themselves – in order for Microsoft Exchange Server to function you will need to have your own Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server, although if you are a larger business then you may wish to consider a cluster of servers as the answer to your requirements since by doing so you will be able to create a high-availability and scalable email hosting system for your employees
  • Hyper-V – if you are going to be using the latest version of Windows, Windows Server 2008, then you may wish to make use of Hyper-V to create a virtualized hosting environment – virtualization is an important step is making your IT operations more streamlined and cost effective as it will reduce the amount of hardware you will require by consolidating a number of servers into virtual machines on a single server and is becoming common place with larger businesses that want to cut down their spending.

Microsoft’s server-specific software products are targeted at larger companies that are not only able to afford them but can also justify the hardware requirements that are needed to ensure that the software is able to perform properly.

Windows web hosting services are also some of the most up-to-date available with Windows Server 2008 offering you some of the latest and best features available in the web hosting industry. Windows Server 2008 bought with it IIS 7 which is the latest incarnation of Microsoft’s hugely popular web server product; similarly, new features were also introduced such as Hyper-V which allows for the creation of virtual machines of any platform for use on Windows servers.

In conclusion, Windows web hosting services are able to benefit many businesses that have a specific need for Windows web hosting through the means of the applications and services that are classed as being only available for Windows. When choosing a Windows web hosting service you may at first be put off by the costs associated with them, but although Windows web hosting may be slightly more expensive you will find it to be worth it in the long term if you have a specific need for Windows web hosting. If you are unable to justify the cost of Windows web hosting then the only other option that you will have is to change how you work so that a Linux web hosting package can accommodate your needs.

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Microsoft SQL Server Hosting

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Microsoft SQL Server is Microsoft’s enterprise class database system and is designed for large businesses that are running database intensive applications and require a reliable and secure database hosting environment. Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most scalable database servers available meaning that it will be able to cope with a large number of queries at once, making it the ideal backend for some of the internet’s largest websites. Although there is a free version of Microsoft SQL Server available, the Express edition, in order to make the most of what Microsoft SQL Server has to offer over other traditional database servers you will need to pay for a higher-level edition of the application that doesn’t include any limitations.

What are the advantages of using Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server is a highly reliable database application that can be deployed in a number of different circumstances but is usually the preference of larger businesses. Some of the advantages of using Microsoft SQL Server include:

  • Classic ASP and ASP.NET support – Microsoft SQL Server databases will work with and can be integrated with classic ASP and ASP.NET scripts very easily since both applications have been developed by Microsoft – this means that if you want to develop a highly scalable web application using Microsoft technologies then an MSSQL/ASP.NET combination will be able to provide you with the tools and platform that you require to develop such a web application
  • Scalability – Microsoft SQL Server is also a highly scalable database application meaning that it can be used in environments where constant contact with the database server is going to be required – this means that you should use a Microsoft SQL Server database as the backend of any busy web applications you may be planning, but it is also for this reason that Microsoft SQL Server is used internally by many large businesses – in order for the database server to be as scalable as possible you should consider having Microsoft SQL Server installed on a high specification Windows dedicated server
  • Secure – using an SQL based database server such as Microsoft SQL Server will allow you to ensure that the contents of your database is secure and that the chances of a hacker gaining entry are minimal – high end database applications such as Microsoft SQL Server use several different layers of security and user authentication to ensure that it is impossible for hackers to gain entry, and on top of that the database itself is going to be password protected meaning that for hackers to stand any chance of viewing the contents of the database they will need to know the password.

The advantages of using Microsoft SQL Server show that it is a system highly recommended for Windows web developers who wish to build dynamic classic ASP and ASP.NET based web applications.

What are the disadvantages of using Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server is designed for use by larger businesses that have a distinct need for a reliable database system, but you may still face disadvantages when using Microsoft SQL Server. Such disadvantages could include:

  • Price – in order for Microsoft SQL Server to be effective you will need to purchase one of the premium editions of the software so that you won’t have any limitations when using the database server – any version of Microsoft SQL Server above the free ‘Express’ edition will cost you quite a bit of money and this is why Microsoft SQL Server is generally marketed at businesses rather than individuals
  • Complexity and management – Microsoft SQL Server can be quite a complex system to manage meaning that if you are going to be deploying it centrally within your business, you should consider hiring experienced systems administrators who will do a professional job of managing your Microsoft SQL Server databases – if you leave the management to an inexperienced individual then you run the risk of compromising the security of your Microsoft SQL Server databases as well as the reliability of the hosting server.

In conclusion, Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful database application that can provide businesses with many advantages when develop web applications for use in busy environments. Microsoft SQL Server can also be used as the database backend for desktop applications when used in a business hosting environment.

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Windows Server Hosting

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

A Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server will be able to provide you with the advantage of having your own dedicated Windows hosting environment that you can configure as you require. A Windows server hosting service will also offer you Remote Desktop access to your Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server so that you have full control of your Windows server hosting service. Microsoft SQL Server hosting is recommended as one of the uses of a Windows VPS sever or Windows dedicated server since you are offered so much extra flexibility, although a Windows server can also be used for the hosting of classic ASP and ASP.NET based websites as well as Microsoft Access databases.

What are the main features of a Windows server?

It is important for you to be aware of the various resource components that will accompany any VPS server or dedicated server so that you are able to make the right decision as to which server hosting service will meet your needs. The main resources for you to be aware of with a Windows VPS server or a Windows dedicated server include:

  • RAM – depending on what you are going to be using your Windows server hosting service for, you may wish to consider a Windows VPS sever or Windows dedicated server that can offer you a good amount of guaranteed RAM – this will help to ensure that you can run a large number of memory intensive applications without having to worry about it having any impact on your server’s performance
  • Disk space – if you are going to be using your Windows server for the storage of any large amount of multimedia content then you will want to choose a Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server that can provide you with a large amount of disk space – if you then wish to stream this content it will be important for you to ensure that your chosen Windows server hosting service comes with a large assignment of bandwidth.

Why should I consider a Windows server over a Windows shared hosting service?

A Windows server will be able to provide you with greater flexibility than a Windows shared web hosting package. Regardless of whether you choose Windows VPS server hosting or Windows dedicated server hosting you will be able to access your server via Remote Desktop.

If you choose a Windows Server 2008 VPS server that is hosted in a Hyper-V virtualized environment then you will be able to make the most of the latest technologies that Microsoft has to offer. Windows Server 2008 is able to provide you with IIS 7 (Microsoft’s web server) which in turn can provide you with support for ASP.NET 3.5; other applications available for use include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 as well as Microsoft Sharepoint.

Advantages of Windows Server Hosting

A Windows server hosting service will be able to offer you advantages such as:

  • Reliable Windows hosting – if you have full control of the web hosting environment that you are using then you will be able to adapt your Windows server to function how you want it to – a well managed Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server can be highly reliable when compared to a Windows shared hosting service
  • Secure Windows hosting – the dedicated hosting environment that accompanies a Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server can be managed how you want it to be – this will allow you to secure your Windows server to a level capable of meeting your requirements properly, but in any situation it is recommended that you secure Windows server to a fairly high level.

In conclusion, a Windows server will allow you to make the most of the Windows operating system in a server environment as you will be able to make use of the Windows GUI for the management of your Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server.

However, you should only purchase a Windows server if you are going to be using it for a purpose unique to Windows web hosting services. Such uses could include the hosting of classic ASP or ASP.NET web pages; the hosting of Microsoft SQL Server databases and Microsoft Access databases can only be achieved when using a Windows server.

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