With plenty of different hosting options available, from shared hosting to dedicated servers, many users might get lost in all the technical speak and not fully understand each one. We have compiled a full A-Z tutorial on what exactly are Virtual Private Servers (i.e. VPS), their uses, advantages, disadvantages and much more. We have also included small comparisons between VPS servers and other hosting solutions.
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Advantages of VPS Hosting
We have officially launched our SSD VPS servers.
For decades, hard disk drives have been used as the main storage devices in the IT field, but with the latest technological advancements, solid state storage has been becoming the next step in performance improvements for both consumer desktop computers and servers alike. Over the past few years, SSDs have become significantly larger in storage size, as well as becoming more affordable, allowing them to be implemented in more complex server configurations.
Our VPS servers were previously all based on high-speed enterprise-grade Hard Disk...
How to Connect to Windows sever
This article will guide you on how you can connect to a Windows server using Remote Desktop from Windows.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol that allows users to access their Windows server directly from a remote location. Follow the steps mentioned below to connect your Windows server:
Go to Start menu
Select Run and type mstsc.exe to access remote desktop.
Go to Start → All Programs→ Accessories → Remote Desktop Connection
How to Change Windows server Password
In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the Administrator password in Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2. Whenever you need to change your server administrator password you can do it by following the steps below.
To change your Server Administrator Password in Windows Server 2012 R2, follow these steps:
Log into your server via Remote Desktop.
Press your Windows key and type Administrative Tools.
Double click on Computer Management.
Expand Local Users and Groups.
What is the Difference Between VPS and RDP Account
VPS is an acronym which stands for Virtual Private Server. A VPS hosting environment mimics a dedicated server within a virtual environment. VPS hosting is one of several types of web hosting accounts you can choose to host your website online. The technology behind VPS hosting is similar to that of VMware or Virtual Box. These programs allows you to run several virtualized operating systems on one machine.
While VPS is a server on its own while having a dedicated IP and administrator access. But Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a...
How to Add Extra IPs on Windows VPS?
This article shows you how to add an additional IP address to a Windows Server. The steps are nearly considered the same for Server 2008 or 2012.
Steps for Configuring an IP Address
Login to you server via ‘Remote desktop connection’
Press the Win Key + R
In the Run window, type the ‘ncpa.cpl’ and click OK
Right click on ‘Local Area Connection’ (your selected interface) and select ‘Properties’
Click ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’...
How to Fix Copy/Paste Problem in Windows VPS?
At times, VPS server have a very noticable issue: upon login, the copy paste function is not working. This article will help you diagnose and fix this problem.
The first step towards the solution, is diagnosing the problem. The diagnosis is split into two parts, A and B. If following part A does not sove the isssue or it is already done, then please follow part B.
In the source computer (i.e. the computer that you are using to connect to the VPS), open Remote Desktop Connection(RDP), go to Local Resources tab, click on Show...
How to Connect to a VPS Using an Android Device?
Imagine you are a proud of a owner of a VPS where you mange your website, database, documents etc. Suppose that you have to access your VPS but you only have a mobile device with you. What should you do? The solution for this is to make a remote connection from your phone to the server. Follow the steps below to configure the application. (Note that this tutorial is based for Android devices)
Download Microsoft remote desktop application from google play
Open the application. You should see a first page such as below. Tap...
In this article, we will explain how to upload local files from a Windows-based PC to a Linux VPS (e.g. CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, etc.). In this case, the Windows PC will be referred to as the source and the Linux VPS will be referred to as the destination.
For the purposes of demonstartion, we have created a file on the desktop named “test.txt”.
Open “Run” by pressing the windows key on your keyboard+R or by typing run into the search bar
In the opened window type cmd and press Enter.
Enter the file's directory by typing cd followed by...
What is the Linux VPS?
The Virtual Private Server (VPS) is created by dividing a powerful bare metal server into multiple virtual servers. A VPS which runs on Linux distribution such as Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu are known as Linux VPS.
Advantages of a Linux VPS
Linux servers do not get infected easily due to the high security of Linux distributions which makes Linux VPS one of the best choices for web hosting.
The Linux VPS are more favored due to the competetive prices, lightness and having open source features for most of the software associated with it. Linux is ideal for open...