Virtual Private Server on Top of Windows Server 2008/2012

windows-vpsProviding .NET/Windows hosting support, Jelastic allows developers and ISV companies to host web applications and services that are run on Windows operating system. Beside the commonly popular software stacks like IIS web-server and MSSQL database server, you also can get a separate dedicated virtual private server with the corresponding OS run inside.

Elastic Windows VPS hosting at Jelastic provides all the functionality of a virtual private server, combining it with the availability of the Cloud and backing by the strength of the Windows Operating System:
  • The Windows Server OS (2012 and optionally 2008 R2 versions are provided) allows you to run any Windows-based software on your virtual machine with support of such widely used tools and technologies as ASP.NET, PHP, SQL, Visual Studio, Active Directory, etc
  • Thanks to the provided advanced management possibilities, the required container can be configured via RDP, with the connection established using either the inbuilt Guacamole HTML5 tool or local RD client
  • The inbuilt Server Manager console represents a single tool that will make your administration activities more efficient, allowing to manage server identity, display its status, set the appropriate roles and features, etc

Having the benefits of the Windows OS, you can easily get the highly available and always ready to automatically scale (based on your needs) Windows-based virtual machine installed in just a few clicks.

Note: The availability of Windows hosting services and Windows VPS 2008 container in particular depends on your hosting provider’s settings.

Due to the fact that Windows OS is a proprietary software and can’t be distributed freely (i.e. requires the license to be applied to the platform), you can be charged for using such containers (regardless of whether it's running or stopped) according to your hosting provider’s settings (price per hour). The corresponding tariffs can be seen while choosing the appropriate stack at the environment wizard (hover over the Estimated Cost for details) or by navigating to the Balance > Quotas & Pricing dashboard menu item (Software tab).

Windows VPS Cloud Hosting

In order to get Windows VPS hosted, access your Jelastic dashboard and open environment topology wizard. Herein, click on the VPS section at the bottom left corner and choose Windows 2012 (or Windows 8, if available) from the expandable options list.

Note: Docker containers based on the Windows OS are not supported by Jelastic PaaS.

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Specify the rest of remaining options (for the detailed guidance, refer to the VPS Configuration page) and click the Create button.

Note: Switching the VPS section on, you’ll automatically get the Public IP address attached to the corresponding container (one per each instance if scaled).

Once your Windows VPS is up, you can access the required server via the remote desktop protocol (RDP) to perform any configurations needed. After connection is established, the inbuilt Server Manager is used to operate your VPS - to start with, examine the basic operations available within this tool.