Windows

How To Add A Site To Your Windows VPS

After choosing to install IIS on your Hostwinds Windows 2016 VPS, you will want to configure configure your website for IIS. Read through the following guide to learn how to configure your website on your Windows Cloud server easily.     Configure Website Step 1: Go to Start → Administrative Tools → Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager…

How To Create Your Own Custom Windows VPS Instance(s)

In this guide, we will go over some common ways to customize your Windows Instance and then use it as a template for your next one to ten Instances.  This is a huge time saver and once you customize your VPS, create a snapshot, convert that into a template, you can use this snapshot template…

What is Windows Page File and How to Edit it

When your Windows computer runs low on system memory it can use the page file as an additional memory resource to help load additional files and programs. This additional memory known as page file comes from your hard drive storage and is slower than standard system memory, but will assist your PC with loading until…

How to Enable Chrome Remote Desktop on a Windows VPS

This guide will show you how to access another computer with Chrome Remote Desktop. By following this guide you will be able to access files and applications on another computer over the internet using a computer or mobile device.   Set Up Remote Access Step 1: Download the Chrome Remote Desktop app found here   Step…

How To Open Or Block Ports Using Windows Firewall

By default, Hostwinds does not block any ports on your VPS.  However, this article will discuss the Windows built in Firewall, along with how to open and close ports. This article is intended for Hostwinds clients who need to open or block a port to their Windows VPS and we will go over how to…

MetraTrader 4 Notifications

This article is intended to help Hostwinds clients set up Notifications on a MetaTrader 4 application using a Windows 2012 VPS or Cloud Server. In order to continue with this guide, you will want to have a Windows VPS or Cloud server with Hostwinds and have RDP or VNC access with MetraTrader 4 installed.   …

Configure SMTP Server (Windows 2012)

After choosing to install IIS on your Hostwinds Windows 2012 VPS, you will want to configure SMTP. To do this, follow the steps in this guide after you have gained access as the Administrator user to RDP on your VPS.   Configure SMTP Step One: Open Server Manager by clicking on the Server Manager icon…

Install SMTP on Windows Server 2012

When installing a Windows Server 2012 Instance at Hostwinds, you may want to extend the features of the Operating System. A common feature you may want is to have the ability to send emails from your Windows Instance. Let’s go over that in this guide once you have gained access to your VPS using RDP…

Change Windows VPS Password

How To Change Windows VPS Password The following steps will demonstrate how to change your Windows VPS password.  Please, however, understand that changing your windows password is not stored in our backend.  With that said, we encourage you to store the created password in a safe place in the event it is forgotten.  The only way…

Troubleshooting Remote (RDP) Connection With Windows VPS

Remote Desktop (RDP) can occasionally have errors when connecting.  Prior to troubleshooting, please review How to Connect to Your Server From a Windows OS via RDP and ensure your log in details are correct.  If you are still getting an error connecting to your Windows VPS with Hostwinds, and the issue is not password related, please follow…

  • Page 1 of 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3