A Windows Virtual Machine (VM) or Windows Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a program that emulates a computer system and offers the same functionality as a physical Windows server. VM performs and executes tasks exactly like an isolated standalone server, it can be rebooted independently and have its own administrator access, users, IP address, Memory process, etc. The cool thing about Windows VPS is that you can use it for whatever you like exactly like your computer at home. Let’s explore some of the great uses of Windows VM/VPS:
- Virtual Desktop: Like your desktop environment you can install your applications and configure the server, for instance, you can install accounting software or CRM and access them from anywhere in the world. You no longer have to be in the office to generate an invoice or run a report. You have the option to create different accounts with different access levels so your team members or end users can access the server and start using the software. Or you can simply use the virtual desktop to browse the internet, play games, FOREX trading or post on local e-commerce platforms.
- Website Hosting: Windows server can be configured as a web server and it enables you to utilize a full range of Microsoft products such as MS SQL, .net, .ASP and many more to run your websites more efficiently. Depending on your level of expertise you can either use IIS to lunch your website or install a Plesk control panel to assist you with launching and managing your website.
- Mail Server: It is the most common use of a Windows server. Historically businesses preferred to host their mail servers on a Windows Server, Windows server provides greater security and better control over the environment. There are various mail server applications in the market like MailEnable or you can utilize the latest Plesk panel (Plesk Obsidian).
- Sandbox: Windows VPS server is the best and chipset testing environment; you can try the untested code or application on the isolated environment or you can install the latest Windows Version and test the software for compatibilities, identify bugs or test application patches. You can reformat, reinstall and recreate the server by push of a button.
At Cirrus Hosting we are proud to offer Canada’s fastest Windows VPS / Cloud VM. We utilize pure SSD drives and allocate dedicated resources to every VM. Full administrator access with console access and also access to the firewall to allow or block traffic before it gets to your server. Our solution is designed for mission-critical and/or highly secure environments. Our downtown Toronto Datacenter has the following attestation reports: SOC1, SOC2, HIPPA and is PCI compliant.
About Cirrus Hosting
Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been a leader in providing affordable, dependable cloud hosting as well as website hosting services in Canada since 1999. They have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications for Canadian businesses and clients around the world. As a BBB member with an A+ rating, Cirrus Hosting is a top-notch Canadian web hosting company with professional support, rigorous reliability and easily upgradable VPS solutions that grow right alongside your business. Their Canadian data center is at 151 Front Street in Toronto.