Features Included in All Unmanaged Windows VPS Plans

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Unmanaged Windows VPS Features

Get started with a Unmanaged Windows VPS today to receive dedicated resources that are exclusively for you. What's more? It takes mere minutes for us to get your VPS up and running!

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Monitoring System

We offer a real-time monitoring service for all VPS Hosting plans whereby we proactively monitor your server and automatically open a support ticket for you in the event of a technical issue.

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Instant Scalability

Increase your server resources instantly by upgrading to the next tier of your Unmanaged Windows VPS plan! Upgrading is simple with Hostwinds, allowing you to scale your server based on your needs.

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Nightly Backups

The Hostwinds automated backups service for Windows virtual private servers secures your data by backing it up to our object storage service. You can configure when these backups run and how long you wish to store the backups for. You also have granular control over the recovery process. You can choose to restore an entire backup or select the individual files you need.

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Our Cloud Portal Makes Managing Servers Easy

Our proprietary Cloud Control Panel gives you the tools you need for managing your Windows servers.

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Snapshots provide you to take backups of your Windows VPS without any downtime. You can also use these snapshots to launch new Windows servers, which means that you can configure a server exactly the way you want and then launch new servers that will already be configured and ready to use.

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Our firewalls stand between your Windows VPS and the rest of the internet. You can easily manage the rules for what traffic should be allowed to and from your Windows server. This firewall is implemented outside of the Windows operating system environment, which provides a much greater level of security than found with a standard Windows software firewall, which can be disabled maliciously or accidentally.

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If you need extra storage space for one of your Windows virtual private servers, then volumes could be a cost-effective way to add storage. They can easily be moved around between any of your servers, like a giant flash drive. They are perfect for low IOPs storage, such as storing large media assets.

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Load Balancers

You can easily place a load balancer in front of your Windows virtual private servers to distribute your application traffic between all of your servers. You can also set up health checks to automatically detect problems on your backing Windows servers and route traffic to healthy servers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Unmanaged Windows VPS

What is included with an Unmanaged Windows VPS?

Hostwinds will still maintain and support the infrastructure level, such as power and networking. We will ensure that your Unmanaged Windows Server is created and that any top-level issues are resolved where the use of your control panel/VNC logins are not sufficient.

Beyond that, we provide many helpful guides in our Product Documentation and Tutorials to help our clients accomplish many of the common tasks and troubleshooting procedures required to maintain the server.

We are constantly growing our Tutorials available to our clients who prefer to troubleshoot their servers without asking for support.

How do I upgrade from Unmanaged Windows to Managed Windows?

Hostwinds Unmanaged Windows VPS clients may upgrade at any time through the server overview page using Cloud Control. Once upgraded, our team of experts is available 24/7/365 to provide any support that falls within Hostwinds Tiers of Support.

What is different about Hostwinds Unmanaged Windows and Fully Managed Windows Servers?

Hostwinds Managed Windows VPS comes with 24/7/365 assistance from our team of experts, meaning if you need any support at any time, we will do everything we can to help you.

For example, if you needed to install an application on your Managed VPS. In that case, all you would have to do is open a support ticket and request that we help you install the application, and our support team would take care of the rest.

With a Hostwinds Unmanaged VPS server, the only support we can provide is at the infrastructure level to ensure your VPS Server can start-up and has the power, networking, and connection between your VPS and Hostwinds back-end infrastructure.

This will allow you to customize and manage your server however you like.

What are the benefits of having an Unmanaged VPS with Hostwinds?

Any developer, systems administrator, or business with an IT team already in place can get up and running with a Hostwinds Unmanaged VPS at a very affordable price.

This is also a great way to learn how to manage your own Windows server and is a perfect companion for those entering the IT field looking for more experience working with Administrator level access to a server.

Those desiring this level of access, including IT professionals, full-stack developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses wanting total control of several servers, will undoubtedly benefit from the low cost of Hostwinds' Windows VPSs.

Managed vs Unmanaged, how do I know which one is right for me?

If you need complete control of your server and feel comfortable with server administration tasks. Then a Hostwinds Unmanaged VPS is a great choice.

If you think that the pros outweigh the cons when determining if having full control of your server is the right choice, a Hostwinds Windows VPS is ideal for you.

You can add resources such as CPU Cores, RAM, and Disk Space anytime you would like, and there are many features available to you through Cloud Control. The Cloud Control Portal makes everyday administration tasks easy for you.

Hostwinds has designed our products with you in mind, ensuring you have as many options as possible when using your Windows VPS.

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