There are several types of hosting services that can support you in doing business or others. Those are shared hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS), dedicated hosting server, and cloud server. That hosting service has its own advantages. You need to identify your needs first before deciding which hosting suitable the most for you. VPS is the most popular hosting service among all. VPS service has the private resource as a dedicated hosting server, but still affordable like shared hosting. There are several VPS service that you can use. One of them is Windows VPS. In this article, you will understand about Windows VPS, how to use it, and others.
Can I browse the Internet with my Windows VPS?
Yes, you can. You can even access the Internet remotely using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). As VPS has less limitation access to your private server, you can choose your own operating system (OS) to ease you in managing your VPS. If you have qualified skills in managing and configuring your own VPS, you may choose unmanaged VPS. Basically, you can do ‘everything’ you want for your VPS, such as the software, the OS, the resource, and so on.
However, if you do not have the skills in managing the VPS, choose managed VPS service. You do not need to responsible for your VPS because the provider will do it for you. As other people handle managed VPS, you need to agree with any decision they make to manage and configure your VPS.
Besides browsing the Internet, there are several things you can do with VPS:
Analyzing your website traffic. If you are handling a middle-sized business and quite ‘busy’ website’s traffic, you can see it from your VPS. Besides, as VPS has better performance and resources than shared hosting, your loading page speed is faster than using the shared hosting as you have a private resource.
You can host or create a website for others. As you have your own resources, you can build a website for your client.
You can develop an application for your business using VPS.
The other is overseeing employees in a company. If you run a quite big company, your computer needs a server to ease you in monitoring your staff easily.
What is the difference between Windows VPS and RDP Server?
Virtual Private Server or VPS is the most popular hosting service among the providers and web hosting. VPS is actually a virtual machine or VM that could be used without or with a domain name. The main objective of creating a VPS is for hosting purposes. For instance, if you own a website with quite ‘busy’ traffic, using VPS is a right choice rather than shared hosting with limited access to your server and maintenance. By using VPS, you can manage your own resources such as RAM and CPU, allocating your own storage and bandwidth. To run a VPS, you need to install an Operating System (OS) to help you in maintaining and accessing the root access.
While VPS is the main server, Remote Desktop Protocol or RDP is the terminal service. If you want to access your client’s information remotely, use RDP instead. RDP or Remote Desktop Protocol is software that has the ability to access your Windows computer remotely. Besides access your VPS, RDP also can be used to access a personal computer remotely. Although there are several terminal services out there, RDP has its own advantages compared to the others. Such as highly fast connection up to 1000 Mbps, fully supported 24/7 even your computer is off, the connection is still on, and the last is you can customize your own RDP as you wish.
However, some of you may still be confused about the difference between those two. The fundamental differences between VPS and RDP are:
Right for Access
Based on Operating System (OS) perspective, if you had installed an OS, you cannot change it on RDP. If you use VP, you can change your OS whenever you want based on your VPS type such as Linux or Windows. From the Right for access perspective, RDP only has user’s access right. That is why you cannot change your OS and adding your software whenever you want. But if you use VPS, you will be the administrator where you can change the OS, adding the software, and so on whenever you want without asking permission from the admin. The last is from a resource perspective. The resource is related to the RAM, CPU, or HDD. If you use RDP, your access will be limited. You must follow the terms of service that are made by RDP. If you broke the terms of service, your RDP account would be suspended temporarily or even permanently. However, if you use VPS, you can fully use your resource without worrying about breaking the terms of service of VPS.
From the explanation above, it is clear that using VPS is better than RDP only. You can add, remove, or edit your software on VPS without asking permission from the admin as you have the root access. Besides, you can choose your own OS for your VPS based on your preference. However, RDP allows you to access your VPS or client’s information wherever you are.
What software i can install on VPS?
As Virtual Private Server (VPS) has a similar service as a dedicated server do, you can install any software that you want on VPS. You have root access or full access to your VPS. It is possible to choose your OS or to manage your software through VPS. However, as you have limited resources, you also need to consider the resources that you have.
If you own a middle-sized company with hundreds of employees and computers to support it, using VPS is a significant advantage. By using VPS, you will find ease in supervising your employees and upgrading the software at the same time. Besides, if your business operates in the e-commerce sector, using VPS allows you to handle your software easier than using shared hosting.
However, if you want to install software to your VPS, you need to pay attention to the regulations about the software you installed. You are not allowed to install the software that contains spamming, child pornography, any illegal material, hacking software, and others.