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SQL Server 2016 Version Differences & Licensing: Web, Standard, and Enterprise

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SQL Server 2016 includes more features than ever before, but it can be difficult to find the differences between versions of SQL Server. The primary difference is the licensing model, which limits how SQL Server may be used on the server it is installed on. A majority of SQL Server features are available in both SQL Server Web […]

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Installing MS SQL Server Express on Windows VPS or Server

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SQL Server Express is a free version of Microsoft SQL Server available from Microsoft. It’s excellent for building small, data-driven web and mobile applications up to 10 GB in size. You can easily scale your applications across SQL Server editions as you grow—without having to change application code due to the common programming surface enabled […]

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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 (Updated 2017)

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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. Immunet is a free AV for Windows Server that utilizes real-time cloud […]

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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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