Category Archives: Blog

November 1, 2015 by tony

Build a Windows VPS in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Build a VPS in Sao Paulo, Brazil with CheapWindowsVPS

Did you know that one of the fastest growing technical economies in the world can be found in Sao Paulo, Brazil? The location is becoming known as a hotspot for technological innovation in South America. CheapWindowsVPS is proud to announce the opening of a new data center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  What better way for your business to become active within the rapidly growing South American economy than to setup a VPS in this region? With our new Sao Paulo data center, your business can begin establishing services in this region that be custom tailored to help deliver your branded message.

Announcing General Availability in Sao Paulo, Brazil 

With CheapWindowsVPS, you can build out one of our world class virtual private servers in our newest data center location: Sao Paulo, Brazil. When you deploy a VPS in our Brazilian data center, you get all of the same feature...
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September 3, 2015 by tony

Top 3 Game Servers to Host on a Windows VPS

When you think of a private gaming server, you typically think of a server housed in your friend's basement that lets players from all around the world play against each other on a single, dedicated node. Building your own onsite server can be costly, given the fact that you will need to invest in physical hardware while providing a robust internet connection in order to make it worthwhile.

If your game can run on a Windows server, you can save time, money and effort by hosting your next gaming server with CheapWindowsVPS. Our servers feature SSD hard drives, blazing fast uplinks and you can even upgrade your uplinks to unmetered bandwidth for a nominal charge. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the top gaming rigs hosted within our data centers.

ARK: Survival Evolved

One of the most popular games commonly hosted at CheapWindowsVPS is Ark: Survival Evolved. Ark: SE is a community game that puts you in the hypothetical situa...
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August 14, 2015 by tony

VPS Hosting in London, UK

Announcing General Availability of VPS Hosting in London, UK

CheapWindowsVPS is proud to announce the opening of its newest datacenter in London, UK. In order to better serve our clients, we decided that London was a prime location for our users to host their VPS workloads. Hosting your VPS in the United Kingdom has several built in advantages such as data sovereignty and physical proximity to your company’s headquarters.

Interested in Hosting Your VPS in London, UK? When you start using your Windows VPS in our London data center, you'll be able to get the same "Blazing fast" uplink speeds that we provide in all of our other data centers. Don’t believe us? Simply ping our test server hosted in London, UK and measure the response time for your self. (London, UK)

What other VPS services provide an actual server that lets you test their ping response times?

Hosting your Windows VPS in London, UK, wil...
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August 5, 2015 by tony

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Windows VPS

New location in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam To help even more of our customers with their server hosting needs, we have decided to open up a new location in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. It is a great way for many businesses to cut costs by offering an affordable hosting solution. It will offer blazing fast uplinks on the Virtual Private Servers (VPS). The main goal of creating a new datacenter is to reduce latency which will ensure a faster response. Time is money and you don’t want to waste either while waiting for the information that you need to retrieve or send. When you have the ability to host your VPS in Vietnam, you are able to not only receive the same speed but you will also be able to run SEO tools, server apps, or anything else your little heart desires. By using a datacenter that is located closer, you can gain the confidence that you will not have to deal with any delayed responses or retrieval. It includes all of these great features: • Utilization of ...
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June 21, 2015 by tony

Windows VPS Hosting in Bulgaria – Now Available

Announcing General Availability of VPS Hosting in Bulgaria   In efforts to better serve our clients in the European, Middle East and African regions (EMEA), CheapWindowsVPS is proud to announce the opening of its 2nd European data center located in Bulgaria. Why host your VPS in Bulgaria?  When you spin up your Windows virtual private machine in Bulgaria, you'll get the same "Blazing fast" uplink speeds that you currently enjoy when you host your VPS in any of our other data centers. In fact, we encourage you to ping our host in Bulgaria and evaluate the response time. (Bulgaria) We're positive that you'll find that we have one of the best ping times in this region. When you host your Windows VPS in Bulgaria, you'll be able to run server apps, SEO tools, game servers and more; all within a data center physically located closer to your organization. Just like all of our other packages, when you host your VPS in Bulgaria, ...
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June 8, 2015 by tony

Coming Soon: Buy a Preloaded Windows 10 VPS Starting at $10 Per Month

Eager to try out the new Windows 10 operating system? Why not try it out on a VPS first? With CheapWindowsVPS, you can spin up a virtual private server featuring Windows 10 for as low as $10 per month. You could call it our "10 for 10 Deal." CheapWindowsVPS is one of the first providers to offer Windows 10 on a VPS. There's several key advantages to using Windows 10 on a virtual private server. Buy purchasing a Windows 10 VPS, you will be able to:
  • Become an early expert on Windows 10
  • Add valuable skills into your repertoire
  • Use the latest cutting edge technology from Microsoft
  • Further integrate your VPS into cloud hosted services
  • Use a sophisticated next-generation desktop GUI
  • Perform regression testing with your line of business (LOB) apps
  • Prepare for the upcoming Windows 10 exam
  • Reclaim your start button
As we all know, Windows 8 has endured its fair share of criticism. With the l...
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May 13, 2015 by tony

Comparing Windows VPS to RDP Hosting: Is there a Difference?

What's the difference between Windows VPS and traditional RDP hosting? Are providers playing semantics with terminology in order to gain additional customers? In this article, we'll take a look at the differences, if any, between RDP hosting and Windows VPS. Don't Fall Victim to a Marketing Play Welcome to the world of technology: Large players in the tech industry are notorious for rebundling and renaming technology in order to make a sale. In our opinion, Windows VPS gives end users the same robust capabilities that any Windows based RDP hosting solution currently offers. Depending upon the provider, we believe that traditional RDP hosting services are inferior to the Windows based virtual private servers offered by CheapWindowsVPS. When shop for "RDP hosting," you'll notice that many of the providers offer vague details concerning the actual specifics of the servers that you'll be logging into. That's because the term RDP hosting is merely a marketing pl...
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April 20, 2015 by tony

Build Your Own Server for Gaming with a Windows VPS

All avid PC gamers have one thing in common. They hate sucky ping times! When you connect to a server to play your online game, the biggest drag on your online gaming experience is lag. If you're playing on a gaming server that's a repurposed computer hooked to DSL in your basement, you might want to donate the old PC to a needy charity. Instead, lease a Windows virtual private server to host your online game! Plans at CheapWindowsVPS start at $10 per month. 3 Reasons to Use CheapWindowsVPS over an In-Home Server
  • Our VPSs use Solid State Drives - This means your game sessions runs smoothly.
  • A Burstable 1Gbps Network Connection - Ultra Low Ping Times!
  • Easy to Setup - If you can setup an in-home server, VPS will be a breeze.
Test Our Ping Times When you begin looking for a VPS to host your PC game, you'll learn that the only metric that really matters is...
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April 16, 2015 by tony

Important: Whitelist Port 25 to Preserve SMTP Capabilities

To protect the integrity of our VPS services, CheapWindowsVPS has immediately implemented a change that blocks port 25 by default. You may recognize port 25 as being the port that is commonly used by SMTP. By requiring our users to whitelist port 25, we can provide a higher level of service to our valued clients. If you are a new client and you intend to use SMTP, after you sign up, simply send our support team a note saying that you'd like to whitelist the SMTP port. We'll rapidly initiate the change for your VPS so that you can send and receive email from your virtual private server. Keep in mind that most of our support requests are answered within 15 minutes. If you're an existing customer, you may want to review the scripts that you have installed on your server. If any of them require access to port 25, you will also need to submit a support request in order to have your VPS whitelisted on our firewall. Plea...
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April 15, 2015 by tony

Hardening the Security on your Windows VPS

Although Windows Server is one of the most secure operating systems out of the box, you may want to implement additional security measures in order to deflect attacks on your virtual private server. Hardening the security on your Windows Server should be one of the first projects you undertake when you buy a VPS. By securing your server, you can build web apps and websites with confidence knowing that your data is at less of a risk. Entire books have been written on methods used to strengthen the security of Windows Servers. Our guide will help you mitigate some of the most commonly used attacks on Windows Server VPS. Install Microsoft's EMET 5.1 At the time of this writing, the latest version of EMET is 5.1. EMET is an acronym for Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. Microsoft has provided a download for this tool...
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