Windows

What Is Plesks System Requirements?

As far as control panels are concerned, Plesk offers it’s subscribers the ability to have a rich user interface to manage their server.  It is generally suggested to use on a Windows hosting environment that many Hostwinds clients choose to use for their VPS.   Minimum System Requirements   RAM The minimum amount of RAM…

Transferring Files Over RDP in Windows Server

While configuring and using FTP within a Windows server, FTP is the preferred method for file transfer. An RDP connection does have the ability to transfer files. We strongly recommend only using this for small size file transfers as the speed at which an RDP file transfer is done is far slower than what the…

Update Windows

This article describes how Hostwinds VPS and Cloud clients can obtain updates from Windows Update in Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008. This is something that is highly suggested after any Windows Updates are released to keep your server as fast and secure as possible.     Windows Server 2016  …

How To Change The RDP Port In Windows

Server security is a very important thing to think about nowadays. Some very small changes can greatly increase the security level of your server. One of these simple changes that can be applied in Windows is changing the default port used to connect to RDP. This is not a complicated process however it does require…

Installing FTP in Windows Server

One of the key parts of using a server for hosting or storage is being able to quickly and easily transfer your data between the server and your local computer. The best way to accomplish this is using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This guide will show you how to configure FTP for use in Windows…

Choosing Your Windows OS Version

Hostwinds is proud to offer all three of the currently supported Windows Server operating systems (2008, 2012 and 2016). While all three have similar functionality there may be reasons you wish to choose one specific version over the others. If you’re unfamiliar with the server versions of Windows you can compare them to the desktop…

Volume Management – Adding to Windows Server

Once you have purchased a new Volume, and attached it to your VPS in the Cloud Control Volume Management Area, your server should now recognize the new drive that has been added.  The exception to this would be in a Windows server, which needs to have the drive created and attached in the Operating System…

How to Change Your Windows Hostname

How Do I Change my Windows Hostname? This article will cover how to change a Windows hostname running the following operating systems:   Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2   Please note that you’ll need to be logged into your server before proceeding.   Windows Server 2008 R2   Click on the Start…

How to Enable Audio Remotely (RDP)

Enabling Remote Audio for Windows Server 2008 R2 In some instances you may find that you’d like to hear the audio that is being captured or transmitted from your Windows server. By default this functionality is disabled, however in this article we will cover how to enable this so that you can listen to audio…

How to Setup and Configure DNS in Windows Server

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is a powerful server operating system capable of many different roles and functions. However, to prevent overloading production servers with features and options that are never used, Windows Server provides a modular approach in which the administrator manually installs the services needed. To setup and configure DNS, you’ll need to install…

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