Windows Server Hosting FAQ
Q: What Microsoft Windows operating systems and Windows software applications do you offer?
A: We offer following Microsoft windows operating systems: Windows Server 2012, Windows server 2008 R2, Windows server 2003, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and following Windows software applications: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Terminal Server.
Q: What's the differences among different editions of Microsoft Windows server operating systems?
A: Microsoft Windows server 2008 R2 offers Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Data Center Edition. Microsoft Windows server 2012 reduced to just Standard Edition and Data Center Edition.
The key differences between the Web Edition and the Standard Edition are that Web Edition does not support Active Directory Domain Services and Hyper-V hypervisor. You can not create virtual machines on a Web Edition Windows server.
The key differences between the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition are: Maximum RAM support: Standard 32GB vs Enterprise 2TB; Maximum CPU support: Standard 4 CPUs vs Enterprise 8 CPUs; and Enterprise Edition supports advanced features such as Cross-File Replication (DFS-R), Failover Cluster Nodes, Fault Tolerant Memory Sync, and Hot Add Memory.
The key differences between the Enterprise Edition and Data Center Eidtion are that Data Center Edition license includes unlimited VM licenses while the Enterprise Edition includes only four VM licenses, and Data Center Edition supports advanced features such as Hot Add Processors, Hot Replace Memory, and Hot Replace Processors.
Q: Which type of operating systems should I choose: 64-bit or 32-bit?
A: The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor handles information. The 64-bit version of operating systems handle large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. If you don't have any custom build software application, it is better to choose the 64-bit system. If you have a customer build software application (software that is not from our default install), please check with us , your software vendor or your programmer to see if it is compatible with 64-bit system.
Q: How much bandwidth do I get for a cloud server?
A: The bandwidth you get is based on the service plan you selected. The bandwidth amount is specified in your service details. We offer unmetered bandwidth so you won't get a surprise bandwidth bill. Here is how you convert port size measured in mbps to total monthly data transfer measured in GB:
1mbps = 1 megabit per second
= 60 megabits per minutes (1 minutes = 60 seconds)
= 3600 megabits per hour (1 hour = 60 minutes)
= 86400 megabits per day (1 day = 24 hours)
= 2592000 megabits per month (1 month = 30 days)
= 324000 megabytes per month (1 byte = 8 bits)
= 324 gegabytes per month (1 gegabyte = 1000 megabytes roughly)
= 324 GBs per month ( GB = GegaByte )
For example 10mbps bandwidth may get you 3240 GBs of Monthly Data Transfer each month; A typical text based webpage is about 10,000 bytes. So 1GB is about 100,000 pageviews. 3240 GBs is about 324 millions pageviews per month. You get less pageviews if your website is heavy in images or videos.
Q: How do I order additional RAM, CPU, Disk Space, ... etc?
A: You can order additional RAM, CPU, Disk Space, ... etc from our product AddOn page.
Q: I have a VMware Virtual Machine image, can I send it to you so I don't have to reinstall anything?
A: Yes, you can send us your VMware Virtual Machine image. We will upload it for you so you can power it up and reconfigure the IP addresses. It will be identical to your old VMware Virtual Machine except it has a new IP address. You don't need to reinstall any applications.
Q: Do you offer Windows dedicated servers? Do you offer Microsoft Hyper-V cloud computing server farms?