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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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...
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 the Start menu
Select Run and type mstsc.exe to access the remote desktop.
Go to Start → All Programs→ Accessories → Remote Desktop Connection
Type your server’s IP address (If RDP...
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 outlined 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.
Click on Users.
With the evergrowing popularity of the internet, computer technology is improving every day. Thanks to the high demand, there are many services and solutions that have become available to use. These solutions also include VPS hosting and RDP accounts, which we are going to differentiate today. Let's start off with understanding what exactly is a VPS?
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...
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 your 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)’ then click ‘Properties’
Using a VPS is a great solution if you need a bit more performance and administrator access. There is, however, a recurring issue that arises at times when using a Windows VPS. When connecting to the server, the copy/paste function is simply not working. This blog is dedicated to helping you solve this problem.
How to Fix Copy/Paste Problem in Windows VPS?
At times, VPS servers have a very noticeable 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...
Imagine you are a proud owner of a VPS where you manage 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 “+” icon in the top right...
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...