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Windows Server 2016 VPS Hosting is Now Available

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We are pleased to announce that Windows Server 2016 is now available for deployment on our cloud VPS hosting platform, for both new and existing VMs and dedicated servers. The new Windows release has been fully tested, and optimized where necessary to support faster deployment and better cloud server performance than any prior Windows version we […]

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How to Connect to a VPS on Windows 10 (Windows/Linux VPS)

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Wondering how to connect to a Windows VPS or Linux VPS on your Windows 10 PC? Follow the simple guide below to get started. How to Connect to a Windows VPS Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) Navigate to the Start menu and search for “remote desktop.” You should find it on your PC. Enter the […]

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Web Hosting: Quick Setup Guide

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Sign Up and Choose a Domain Select a web hosting plan from: https://www.solvps.com/web-hosting/ Log in to Control Panel You will receive an email confirmation called New Account Information containing FTP server info, and other info you might need to get started. You can also proceed directly to the SolVPS Control Panel, where you can manage your web […]

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How to use RDP (Remote Desktop) on Windows 10

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If you are using Windows 10, the best way to connect to a Windows server is Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, also called RDC. Read on for a walkthrough of the process to connect to your remote Windows server or Windows VPS: How to Connect 1. Open the Start menu and search for “remote desktop”. You should […]

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How to Start a Program at Startup in Windows & Windows Server

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There are two common solutions to start a program automatically after the server reboots: use Task Scheduler, or make the program start as a Windows service at bootup. These solutions work for some situations when the program you need to start only needs to run as a background (unseen) process. In this article, we will address how […]

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Top 3 Free Antivirus Compatible with Windows Server or VPS

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We recommend running an anti-virus/anti-malware application on all Windows machines, with Windows servers no exception. Below are our picks of the top free anti-virus programs for Windows Server editions. We have installed and tested each one to ensure they are compatible with Windows Server! 1. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ (Lavasoft) Our top pick, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ […]

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Xen vs. OpenVZ Comparison: Performance, which is a better VPS?

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Xen and OpenVZ are two popular, but different virtualization technologies. Each one is a back-end for VPS hosting, and many web hosts, as well as small businesses, are using OpenVZ or Xen to power VPS hosting infrastructure.  Below is a summary of the key differences that define these common hypervisors: Xen Xen is a full virtualization solution that […]

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Windows VPS Features: RDP & Cloud Optimizations

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If you use Windows Server for web hosting, development, or as a remote desktop host, you should consider using virtualized Windows infrastructure. Our Windows VM hosting platform supports instant, on-demand deployment a variety of different Windows versions, including both server and home OS’s. We have designed our Windows VPS builds (see below for complete list) from the ground-up […]

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Alternative RDP Clients for Windows 8, 7, XP

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In most cases we recommend using RDC to connect to a remote Windows server. If you need to use an alternative RDP client for Windows, we suggest downloading one of these free programs: 2X RDP Client: Official Download Page NoMachine: Official Download Page Below we will demonstrate a RDP connection with 2X RDP Client. How to Connect 1. […]

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How to Install & Configure Mod_Security on cPanel/WHM VPS

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In this guide, we will show you an easy way to install mod_security on a cPanel VPS, including rules to protect from MySQL injection and web attacks. Mod_security is a web application firewall module for Apache web server, and can provide extremely safe protection against web-based attacks, when configured properly. This guide requires cPanel/WHM to be installed on your […]

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