Best Windows VPS Hosting for 2017

Top Windows VPS Providers

  • Headquartered in Old Tappen, New Jersey, US
  • Windows 2016, Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40GB Storage (Pure SSD)
  • 500GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 2 vCPU
  • Hyper-V Virtualization
  • Upload speed - 768.8 Mbps
    Download speed - 811.36 Mbps
  • Fully Managed - included in price
  • 7 Days Money Back Guarantee
$12.00/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 72%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 49%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: 80%
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 50%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 100%

Research Report

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Anonymous
AccuWeb Hosting is one such VPS host par excellence. Economical, affordable offerings that still maintain first-class Windows VPS performance, powered by sophisticated Hyper-V virtualization and unparalleled blazing-fast Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage. Whether you are a newbie, a small business, or a fully-fledged enterprise that demands a certain level of service, AccuWeb provides a premier quality service. Their technically gifted professional support team demonstrates a commitment to exceptional high-level technical troubleshooting that is nigh-unparalleled. With a breadth of experience that encompasses 12000+ Windows VPS customers, enticing offers of complimentary backups, a comprehensive and user-friendly knowledgebase, with an uptime to be envious of, every dollar you disburse pays out dividends in superior quality, experience, and peace of mind.

Stress Testing

4.5

Uptime Report

5

Customer Review

Peter OHanlon "Customer support" : Customer support Read More »

Cust. Support

5

Overall rating

5.0
 

AccuWebHosting Research Report

Research summary:

AccuWeb Hosting is one such VPS host par excellence. Economical, affordable offerings that still maintain first-class Windows VPS performance, powered by sophisticated Hyper-V virtualization and unparalleled blazing-fast Solid-State Drive (SSD) storage. Whether you are a newbie, a small business, or a fully-fledged enterprise that demands a certain level of service, AccuWeb provides a premier quality service. Their technically gifted professional support team demonstrates a commitment to exceptional high-level technical troubleshooting that is nigh-unparalleled. With a breadth of experience that encompasses 12000+ Windows VPS customers, enticing offers of complimentary backups, a comprehensive and user-friendly knowledgebase, with an uptime to be envious of, every dollar you disburse pays out dividends in superior quality, experience, and peace of mind.

Pros:

  • A miniscule 1.18 seconds to swiftly respond to our stressful 500 concurrent connection tests.

  • Superlative support with a phenomenal 100% uptime for the entire prolonged duration of our 15-day uptime test.

  • No-cost to reinstall and rebuild the Operating System of your VPS.

  • Convenient Pre-configured hosting tools, with a ready to deploy setup to accelerate your hosting plan.

  • An Upload speed of 768.8 Mbps and an 811.36 Mbps download speed. Incredible speed for the price you pay. If you reach these blazing-fast limits, you know that your website has made it big-time.

Cons:

  • Unlimited Bandwidth isn’t on offer, unfortunately. Of course, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and it’s always worth going for quality over quantity.

  • No free complimentary domain registration comes with a Windows VPS here. You can’t win them all.

4.5
4.8
4.8
5
 

We could have chosen the uncomplicated way out, and simply collated data from the provider’s respective websites. That’s lazy, though. Instead, we undertook, and continue to undertake, an extensive research program to reach a far more objective and scientifically authoritative conclusion for users of our VPS hosting directory. The above analysis indicates some of the information we analyze, and to perform it, we leased a Windows VPS server from AccuWebHosting and conscientiously monitored it to evaluate their services over a duration of approximately one month. All critical elements were rigorously examined: uptime, backup procedures, support skills, load capacity, as well as any other relevant key features.

To test AccuWebHosting's capability of handling Windows VPS, we conducted an extensive research of their Windows VPS plans. We hosted an application on AccuWebHosting Windows VPS's server, tested their load bearing capacity, expertise of their technical team to manage Windows VPS related issues, backup facility, Uptime of their Windows VPS and pre-installed softwares. Please see our research results of their Windows VPS.

 

4.5 Comparative chart for load testing

 
How to read the chart?

Left Verticle axis is showing total number of simultenous active users.

Right Verticle axis is showing number of seconds VPS takes to respond to every users.

Horizontal axis is showing the time.

 
Left Verticle axis is active users & Right Verticle axis respond to every users and Horizontal axis is showing the time
http://accuwebhost.jobs2jobz.com
Nopcommerce with sample data was hosted while we tested it.
500
30 minutes
It took 1.18 seconds to respond to each request when there were 500 concurrent users
The testing server was located in Ashburn, US
AccuWebHosting Windows VPS's server was located in Colorado, US.

Our comments

We found AccuWeb Hosting VPS' was capable enough to handle 500 concurrent users trying to browse NopCommerce ecommerce store. They all received the response in just 1.18 second time.

By far, our tests reveal that the Windows VPS offered by AccuWeb Hosting have proved to be one of the best VPS mainly because of (i) virtualization technology (Microsoft HyperV); and (ii) Solid State Drive on Raid-10 platform.

This research is conducted to test AccuWebHosting Windows VPS's capacity to handle a stress of 500 simultenous connections. We've used loadimpact.com online tool to perform stress testing. In the time span of 30 minutes, 500 simultenous connections were created to their virtual server. In the very first 5 minutes, 80 users were simultenously online. Then every 5 minutes additional 80 connections were created. So, in the first 10 minutes, there was a stress of 160 active connections. At the end of 30 minutes, the stress testing was running with the 500 active connections.
 
4.8 Comparative chart for support quality
 

Live Chat

Phone

Support Ticket

Instant

Within 0 to 3 Minutes

Above 3 Minutes

403 Forbidden

Within 1 Hour

Within 1 to 4 Hours

Within 4 to 6 Hours

Within 6 to 24 Hours

Within 24+ Hours

Unresolved

5 Excellent
5 Excellent
4 Good
5 Excellent
5 Excellent

Our comments

During our test, we found that the issue raised by our team was instantly fixed that shows the technical competence of their support team. We also checked and found that their knowledgebase is up to date with rich content.

In this research, we've evaluted their support operations. This includes evaluation of their support channels (live chat, phone, support tickets), how fast they responded to our chat requests, how quickly they resolved our support tickets, what was their technical expertise for Windows VPS related issues and how insightful was their knowledgebase. To check the technical skills of their support representative, we threw a windows vps related issue and tried to figure out the depth of their skill.
 
 

Daily

Weekly

Free / Complimentary

Virtual disk level backup

File/Folder level backup


Paid

Virtual disk backup

File/Folder level backup

Virtual Disk level

Successfull

Our comments

AccuWeb Hosting offers both (i) file level backup (which is paid); and (ii) virtual disk level backup (which is complimentary). Complimentary backup helps the users to restore the backup in case of any accidental data loss.

In this research, we tested their backup facility and restoration process for Windows VPS. Some of these companies offer file level backup (you can backup and restore individual files) and some of them offer virtual disk level backup (only backup of an entire vps and restoration of the same, no file level backup or restoration is offered). We also tested their backup frequency and how fast they process your restoration request.
 
5
 
http://accuwebhost.jobs2jobz.com
15 Days
100%
Uptimerobot.com

Our comments :

During our test, we did not experience any downtime.

In this research, we undertook a test to monitor uptime of thier Windows VPS for a period of 15 days using Uptimerobot.com tool. The service we checked was HTTP on port 80.
 

IIS

DNS

FTP

.Net framework

Control Panel

Document processing tools like Notepad++

WebpI

MSSQL Db server

MYSQL Db server

Email Server(SmarterMail or MailEnable or similar)

PHP & PHP Manager IIS

18GB out of total 40GB
In this research, we verified how many preinstalled tools are offered with setup of your Windows VPS. Please see the list of the preinstalled softwares as below.
No
768.8 Mbps
811.36 Mbps
Yes
No
No
In this research, we verified the additional perks offered by AccuWebHosting along with their Windows VPS plan. Please see the list of the perks available when you sign up.
  • Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
  • Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • 2GB RAM
  • 70GB Storage (Pure SSD)
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 1 vCPU
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Upload speed - 226.48 Mbps
    Download speed - 653.18 Mbps
  • Fully Managed - included in price
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
$21.50/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 59%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 35%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: 67%
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 60%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 65%

Research Report

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The best part of their services is their uptime.

Stress Testing

3.5

Uptime Report

5

Customer Review

Fabien Aubigne "Customer support" : I have more than 10 years of experience in developing and hosting websites and a... Read More »

Cust. Support

5

Overall rating

4.2
 

Hostwinds Research Report

Research summary:

The best part of their services is their uptime.

Pros:

  • 100% uptime in our 15 days of testing

  • Unlimited bandwidth

  • Free rebuild of Operating System

Cons:

  • Failed to resolve the issue we had reported

  • 10.92 seconds to respond to 500 concurrent connection

  • Do not provide pre-installed hosting tools

3.5
2.4
3.5
5
 

We could have chosen the uncomplicated way out, and simply collated data from the provider’s respective websites. That’s lazy, though. Instead, we undertook, and continue to undertake, an extensive research program to reach a far more objective and scientifically authoritative conclusion for users of our VPS hosting directory. The above analysis indicates some of the information we analyze, and to perform it, we leased a Windows VPS server from Hostwinds and conscientiously monitored it to evaluate their services over a duration of approximately one month. All critical elements were rigorously examined: uptime, backup procedures, support skills, load capacity, as well as any other relevant key features.

To test Hostwinds's capability of handling Windows VPS, we conducted an extensive research of their Windows VPS plans. We hosted an application on Hostwinds Windows VPS's server, tested their load bearing capacity, expertise of their technical team to manage Windows VPS related issues, backup facility, Uptime of their Windows VPS and pre-installed softwares. Please see our research results of their Windows VPS.

 

3.5 Comparative chart for load testing

 
How to read the chart?

Left Verticle axis is showing total number of simultenous active users.

Right Verticle axis is showing number of seconds VPS takes to respond to every users.

Horizontal axis is showing the time.

 
Left Verticle axis is active users & Right Verticle axis respond to every users and Horizontal axis is showing the time
http://hostwinds.jobs2jobz.com
Nopcommerce with sample data was hosted while we tested it.
500
30 minutes
It took 10.92 seconds to respond to each request when there were 500 concurrent users
The testing server was located in Columbus, US
Hostwinds Windows VPS's server was located in Oklahoma, US.

Our comments

While we audited, we found the Windows VPS was fairly stable to handle 400 concurrent users of NopCommerce Ecommerce Store with a response time being one second. However, as the number of concurrent users were increased by another 500, it resulted in a higher response time of 10.06 seconds for each user.

This research is conducted to test Hostwinds Windows VPS's capacity to handle a stress of 500 simultenous connections. We've used loadimpact.com online tool to perform stress testing. In the time span of 30 minutes, 500 simultenous connections were created to their virtual server. In the very first 5 minutes, 80 users were simultenously online. Then every 5 minutes additional 80 connections were created. So, in the first 10 minutes, there was a stress of 160 active connections. At the end of 30 minutes, the stress testing was running with the 500 active connections.
 
2.4 Comparative chart for support quality
 

Live Chat

Phone

Support Ticket

Instant

Within 0 to 3 Minutes

Above 3 Minutes

403 Forbidden

Within 1 Hour

Within 1 to 4 Hours

Within 4 to 6 Hours

Within 6 to 24 Hours

Within 24+ Hours

Unresolved

3 Satisfactory
3 Satisfactory
2 Needs improvement
2 Needs improvement
2 Needs improvement

Our comments

Their technical team failed to resolve the Windows based issues. Also, their Windows VPS knowledgebase requires to be improved further.

In this research, we've evaluted their support operations. This includes evaluation of their support channels (live chat, phone, support tickets), how fast they responded to our chat requests, how quickly they resolved our support tickets, what was their technical expertise for Windows VPS related issues and how insightful was their knowledgebase. To check the technical skills of their support representative, we threw a windows vps related issue and tried to figure out the depth of their skill.
 
 

Daily

Free / Complimentary

Virtual disk level backup

File/Folder level backup


Paid

Virtual disk backup

File/Folder level backup

Not requested
Not Applicable

Our comments

They offer paid file level backup. Any offering of complimentary backup will add up to value addition.

In this research, we tested their backup facility and restoration process for Windows VPS. Some of these companies offer file level backup (you can backup and restore individual files) and some of them offer virtual disk level backup (only backup of an entire vps and restoration of the same, no file level backup or restoration is offered). We also tested their backup frequency and how fast they process your restoration request.
 
5
 
http://hostwinds.jobs2jobz.com
15 Days
100%
Uptimerobot.com

Our comments :

During our test, we didn't face any downtime.

In this research, we undertook a test to monitor uptime of thier Windows VPS for a period of 15 days using Uptimerobot.com tool. The service we checked was HTTP on port 80.
 

IIS

DNS

FTP

.Net framework

Control Panel

Document processing tools like Notepad++

WebpI

MSSQL Db server

MYSQL Db server

Email Server(SmarterMail or MailEnable or similar)

PHP & PHP Manager IIS

54GB out of total 70GB
In this research, we verified how many preinstalled tools are offered with setup of your Windows VPS. Please see the list of the preinstalled softwares as below.
Yes
226.48 Mbps
653.18 Mbps
Yes
No
No
In this research, we verified the additional perks offered by Hostwinds along with their Windows VPS plan. Please see the list of the perks available when you sign up.
  • Headquartered in Berlin, Bayern, Germany
  • Windows 2016, Windows 2012
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • 2GB RAM
  • 300GB Storage (Partial SSD)
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 2 vCPU
  • Hyper-V Virtualization
  • Self Managed
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
$9.70/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 50%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 74%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: -Nil-
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 90%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 86%

Research Report

Anonymous
This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated Strato Hosting for the "Windows VPS" option yet. We're always working to keep our research up-to-date so check back later!

Stress Testing

No rating

Uptime Report

No rating

Strato Hosting Overview

Anonymous
Hosting, Online-Speicher, Homepage, Webshop & Server: STRATO

Cust. Support

No rating

Overall rating

No rating

The Quest for Utmost Value in a Windows VPS Host

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The Quest for Utmost Value in a Windows VPS Host

The Quest for Utmost Value in a Windows VPS Host.

  • Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, US
  • Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • 4GB RAM
  • 200GB Storage
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 2 Dedicated IP
  • 4 vCPU
  • Hyper-V Virtualization
  • Account Setup - 4 Hours
  • Self Managed
  • 7 Days Money Back Guarantee
$99.00/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 44%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 5%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: 80%
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 5%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 50%

Ultimasystems Hosting Overview

Anonymous
Since 1993, Ultima has been providing server and network solutions to its corporate clients. In 2005 Ultima launched its own hosting brand. In April 2007, Ultima expanded its Windows service offering with the launch of its London based Windows server and support services.

From July 2007, Ultima started offering Windows shared, VPS, dedicated servers and colocation from Melbourne, Australia. In 2008, Ultima launched 4 data centers in Nuremberg (Germany) and in 2009 Ultima opened its first Toronto Canada based data center.

The company mainly deals in Windows 2012 Hyper-V VPS Hosting, Dedicated Servers and Hyper-V Server Reseller Program. The main highlighted product of the Ultima is their Windows Hyper-V VPS Hosting. Windows 2012 Hyper-V VPS plans are hosted on a high performing custom built servers which cannot be oversold. All Hyper-V VPS servers have 24 core Xeons with hardware RAID 10 protection.

Ultima utilizes 100% DELL servers equipped with the latest hosting technology including: Windows 2008/2012, IIS 7.5/8.0, WebsitePanel, .Net 2.0, .Net 3.5, .Net 4.0, .Net 4.5, SilverLight, PHP 5.x, MSSQL 2008/2012, MySQL 5.x, Sharepoint 3.0 and FrontPage Extensions 2008.

The support staff of Ultima is located across the globe from Orlando, London, Melbourne and Montevideo. All hosting packages come with 7 days money back guarantee excluding dedicated servers, SSL, domain names and setup fees.

Stress Testing

No rating

Uptime Report

No rating

Customer Review

Diago "Customer support" : I recently ordered a Windows 2008 Hyper-V hosting solution from UltimateHosts an... Read More »

Cust. Support

5

Overall rating

5.0
  • Headquartered in Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
  • Windows 2016, Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • 1GB RAM
  • 20GB Storage (Pure SSD)
  • 1024GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 1 vCPU
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Upload speed - 89.83 Mbps
    Download speed - 97.09 Mbps
  • Managed - Add-On Service
  • 14 Days Money Back Guarantee
$19.99/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 42%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 31%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: 73%
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 5%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 28%

Research Report

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Anonymous
Overall, what we found is (i) higher uptime (ii) though paid, both file level and disk-level backup options are available, make their services attractive. The improvement they need is to make their knowledgebase content rich.

Stress Testing

3.5

Uptime Report

5

Customer Review

Marcus Janowski "Customer support" : I have been with Croatian Web Hosting VPS for almost 4 year now on their Windows... Read More »

Cust. Support

5

Overall rating

4.6
 

Croatian Web Hosting Research Report

Research summary:

Overall, what we found is (i) higher uptime (ii) though paid, both file level and disk-level backup options are available, make their services attractive. The improvement they need is to make their knowledgebase content rich.

Pros:

  • Free domain name registration with VPS

  • Free rebuild of Operating System

  • 100% uptime in our 15 days of testing

Cons:

  • 17.9 seconds to respond to 500 concurrent connection

  • Failed to resolve the issue we had reported

  • No Free Backup

  • No plan with unlimited bandwidth

  • Do not provide pre-installed hosting tools

3.5
4
4
5
 

We could have chosen the uncomplicated way out, and simply collated data from the provider’s respective websites. That’s lazy, though. Instead, we undertook, and continue to undertake, an extensive research program to reach a far more objective and scientifically authoritative conclusion for users of our VPS hosting directory. The above analysis indicates some of the information we analyze, and to perform it, we leased a Windows VPS server from Croatian Web Hosting and conscientiously monitored it to evaluate their services over a duration of approximately one month. All critical elements were rigorously examined: uptime, backup procedures, support skills, load capacity, as well as any other relevant key features.

To test Croatian Web Hosting's capability of handling Windows VPS, we conducted an extensive research of their Windows VPS plans. We hosted an application on Croatian Web Hosting Windows VPS's server, tested their load bearing capacity, expertise of their technical team to manage Windows VPS related issues, backup facility, Uptime of their Windows VPS and pre-installed softwares. Please see our research results of their Windows VPS.

 

3.5 Comparative chart for load testing

 
How to read the chart?

Left Verticle axis is showing total number of simultenous active users.

Right Verticle axis is showing number of seconds VPS takes to respond to every users.

Horizontal axis is showing the time.

 
Left Verticle axis is active users & Right Verticle axis respond to every users and Horizontal axis is showing the time
http://crowebhost.jobs2jobz.com
Nopcommerce with sample data was hosted while we tested it.
500
30 minutes
It took 17.9 seconds to respond to each request when there were 500 concurrent users
The testing server was located in Frankfurt, DE
Croatian Web Hosting Windows VPS's server was located in zagreb, croatia.

Our comments

While we tested, we found the Windows VPS was fairly stable to handle 300 concurrent users of NopCommerce Ecommerce Store with a response time being one second. However, as the number of concurrent users were increased by another 200, it resulted in a higher response time of 17.90 seconds for each user.

This research is conducted to test Croatian Web Hosting Windows VPS's capacity to handle a stress of 500 simultenous connections. We've used loadimpact.com online tool to perform stress testing. In the time span of 30 minutes, 500 simultenous connections were created to their virtual server. In the very first 5 minutes, 80 users were simultenously online. Then every 5 minutes additional 80 connections were created. So, in the first 10 minutes, there was a stress of 160 active connections. At the end of 30 minutes, the stress testing was running with the 500 active connections.
 
4 Comparative chart for support quality
 

Live Chat

Phone

Support Ticket

Instant

Within 0 to 3 Minutes

Above 3 Minutes

403 Forbidden

Within 1 Hour

Within 1 to 4 Hours

Within 4 to 6 Hours

Within 6 to 24 Hours

Within 24+ Hours

Unresolved

3 Satisfactory
2 Needs improvement
5 Excellent
5 Excellent
5 Excellent

Our comments

Their technical team failed to resolve the Windows based issues. Also, their Windows VPS knowledgebase requires to be improved further.

In this research, we've evaluted their support operations. This includes evaluation of their support channels (live chat, phone, support tickets), how fast they responded to our chat requests, how quickly they resolved our support tickets, what was their technical expertise for Windows VPS related issues and how insightful was their knowledgebase. To check the technical skills of their support representative, we threw a windows vps related issue and tried to figure out the depth of their skill.
 
 

Daily

Free / Complimentary

Virtual disk level backup

File/Folder level backup


Paid

Virtual disk backup

File/Folder level backup

Not requested
Not Applicable

Our comments

They offer both virtual disk level and a file level paid backup. Any offering of complimentary backup will add up to value addition.

In this research, we tested their backup facility and restoration process for Windows VPS. Some of these companies offer file level backup (you can backup and restore individual files) and some of them offer virtual disk level backup (only backup of an entire vps and restoration of the same, no file level backup or restoration is offered). We also tested their backup frequency and how fast they process your restoration request.
 
5
 
http://croweb.jobs2jobz.com
15 Days
100%
Uptimerobot.com

Our comments :

During our test, we did not experience any downtime.

In this research, we undertook a test to monitor uptime of thier Windows VPS for a period of 15 days using Uptimerobot.com tool. The service we checked was HTTP on port 80.
 

IIS

DNS

FTP

.Net framework

Control Panel

Document processing tools like Notepad++

WebpI

MSSQL Db server

MYSQL Db server

Email Server(SmarterMail or MailEnable or similar)

PHP & PHP Manager IIS

45GB out of total 60GB
In this research, we verified how many preinstalled tools are offered with setup of your Windows VPS. Please see the list of the preinstalled softwares as below.
No
89.83 Mbps
97.09 Mbps
Yes
Yes
No
In this research, we verified the additional perks offered by Croatian Web Hosting along with their Windows VPS plan. Please see the list of the perks available when you sign up.
  • Headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • 1GB RAM
  • 30GB Storage (Pure SSD)
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 vCPU
  • Xen Virtualization
  • Self Managed
$28.92/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 40%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 23%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: 69%
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 20%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 19%

eWall Host Overview

Anonymous
Domain Registration | Domain Transfer | Bulk Domain Booking

Stress Testing

No rating

Uptime Report

No rating

Customer Review

Tiziana Mancini "Customer support" : I'm very pleased with the hosting plan which I've chosen from eWallHost. The ser... Read More »

Cust. Support

5

Overall rating

4.3

Searching for an Economical Windows VPS Host

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  • Headquartered in Midwest City, Oklahoma, US
  • Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • 2GB RAM
  • 30GB Storage (Pure SSD)
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 1 vCPU
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Fully Managed - included in price
$10.00/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 40%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 70%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: -Nil-
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 55%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 75%

Research Report

Anonymous
This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated Virmach Hosting for the "Windows VPS" option yet. We're always working to keep our research up-to-date so check back later!

Stress Testing

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Uptime Report

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Virmach Hosting Overview

Anonymous
Cheap Windows VPS & Linux VPS - VirMach.com | The Best & Cheapest VPS Cloud Hosting

Cust. Support

No rating

Overall rating

No rating
  • Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, US
  • Windows 2016, Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40GB Storage (Pure SSD)
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 4 vCPU
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Self Managed
$6.95/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 37%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 100%
    +
  • Customer Rating Score: -Nil-
    +
  • Domain Authority Score: 20%
    +
  • Plan Popularity Score: 64%

Research Report

Anonymous
This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated ChicagoVPS Hosting for the "Windows VPS" option yet. We're always working to keep our research up-to-date so check back later!

Stress Testing

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Uptime Report

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ChicagoVPS Hosting Overview

Anonymous
ChicagoVPS - Cloud VPS and Windows VPS Hosting Partner

Cust. Support

No rating

Overall rating

No rating
  • Headquartered in SECAUCUS, New Jersey, US
  • Windows 2012, Windows 2008
  • 1GB RAM
  • 25GB Storage (Pure SSD)
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 1 vCPU
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Fully Managed - included in price
$10.00/Mo
(Windows Licensing Fee included)
  • 36%
  • Smart Rating

  • Plan Features Score: 72%
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  • Customer Rating Score: -Nil-
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Managed Windows VPS Hosting – For Newbies and Time Conscious alike

  • In today’s rapidly-changing world, you can’t be expected to be an expert, or find the time to become a technological guru, in everything. If you’re a newbie, or even if you simply lack the requisite time to handle all the administrative tasks your VPS will demand, you should turn to a Managed Windows VPS Host, where a helpful expert will perform any necessary tasks for the healthy & continued operation of your VPS. You’ll have more intensely precious hours to focus on the continued growth of your business, and you will spend less time fretting needlessly over the minutiae. For the newcomer, a managed host can be a time and effort liberator.

    At TheWebHostingDir we have listed an excess of 50 managed VPS offers, such as AccuWebHosting ($12.00/mo.) and Hostwinds ($21.50/mo.) This includes full management of your VPS in the plan’s price. It is common for such management to be provided at no additional cost, although other providers will request a small fee. To liberate yourself from the inevitable exigencies of a self-managed VPS, please check out our sorting option for a “Fully Managed VPS” or click here to regard all the offers that include management services.

Managed Windows VPS Hosting – For Newbies and Time Conscious alike

Managed Windows VPS Hosting – For Newbies and Time Conscious alike.

  • Headquartered in Munich, Bayern, Germany
  • Windows 2012
  • 14GB RAM
  • 1000GB Storage (Partial SSD)
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Dedicated IP
  • 4 vCPU
  • KVM Virtualization
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Frequently Asked Windows VPS Questions (FAQ)

  • What is a Windows Virtual Private Server (VPS)?

    A Windows VPS occupies the intermediary web-hosting position between cheaper, but resource starved shared servers, and high-end dedicated hosting. Each VPS will be allocated unique hardware resources, and will operate in an entirely unique instance of the Windows operating system. This provides several powerful benefits, not the least of which is the power you gain: because your Windows installation is isolated from other customers, you are at liberty to alter it to precisely match any need or desire through unrestricted & remote administrative access.

  • What are the benefits to using a Windows VPS?

    A Windows VPS allows you to, with full remote and administrative access, control, monitor, augment, and change your server at-will. There is absolutely no need to contact support if you must immediately alter an important configuration file or initiate the installation of an upgrade. Control is yours, utterly and completely. This is incomparable to a shared hosting solution where you are often required to engage in cumbersome processes for the simplest  idiosyncratic need, and the total cost is a miniscule fraction compared to the stratospheric expenditure for a dedicated server.

  • What should be my primary considerations before purchasing a Windows VPS solution?

    Checking the hardware resources and support for your particular web application or website is your first port of call. Another critical area you should investigate is the nature of the storage. There exist a multitude of storage choices that can dazzle and confuse, used by various providers. These are ones such as SSD, SAN, SATA etc. Out of this selection, SSD storage furnish you with the premier-class speed, as they can operate at speeds that accord 10 to 100 times more disk I/O as compared to standard mechanical SATA storage.

  • Is a Windows Virtual Private Server highly scalable?

    Yes. Scalability is one of the great advantages of a VPS. Your Windows VPS can be straightforwardly scaled, quickly and effectively. This allows for fine-grained control over both your hardware, and your operating cost. If you find, for example, that you have fewer users for one month, you can correspondingly decrease the resources you pay for. If, in another month, you experience a rapid rise in website patronage, you can rapidly scale your resources upwards to cope with the increased demand.

  • Will my Windows VPS be painless and easy to use?

    Yes. If you are familiar with a standard Windows Desktop, then you will find a familiar interface. All you must do is connect to your Windows VPS via RDP (Remote Desktop Interface). Other than a slight delay due to latency, it is exactly akin to working with your standard, daily desktop. You have unimpeded remote administrative capability, and you have the liberty to use and install almost the entire breadth of possible applications, just as you would on your normal system.

  • Do I get a dedicated IP address with my Windows VPS host?

    Yes, you will always receive at least one dedicated IP per Windows VPS. You can proceed to use this IP for your website, FTP, DNS zone, or really any possible service that you desire, that is supported. Should you require additional IP addresses, these may be purchased as per your requirements.

  • Is a Windows VPS a safe & secure hosting option?

    Yes. A VPS is isolated from other users, and is thus much more secure than a shared hosting solution. However, security must continuously be at the forefront of the end-user’s mind: strong password policies must be enforced for users, anti-malware and anti-virus applications must be installed and regularly updated, and it is critical to ensure that both Windows updates as well as Third Party updates and upgrades are promptly installed.

  • Should I select a Self-Managed or Fully-Managed Windows VPS?

    Some hosts provide so-called fully-managed VPS’s, while others are given the name ‘self-managed’. Self-Managed VPS’s are unambiguously superior better for those who have expertise in the configuration, securing & maintaining of servers. Any user who desires a self-managed VPS should know that the provider’s support will not operate at their behest, this is the DIY (Do It Yourself) option. On the other hand, Fully-Managed Windows VPS solutions exist for those who lack the requisite expertise, or even just time & patience, to successfully configure, secure and overall maintain a server. It is critical to unfailingly check their plan, as some providers will demand an additional fee for a Managed-VPS, while others will helpfully include it in their plan’s stated cost.

  • What are the primary use-cases for a Windows VPS?

    Your imagination is the limit. In general, however, Windows VPS are primarily used for the purposes of hosting websites, hosting email servers and Forex trading. Indeed, there are a million-and-one uses you could put your server towards.

Windows VPS Hosting – Noteworthy Facts & Figures

After extensive interaction and analysis of a wide domain of Windows VPS hosting providers, and rigorously subjecting their offerings to scientific testing, we at TheWebHostingDir have generated the informative facts and figures regarding the current Windows VPS market, and expounded on them below.

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A Windows VPS (Provisioned with 1 GB RAM)
$26/Month
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Windows VPS (with Unparalleled Rocket-Speed SSD Storage)
$22/Month
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Windows VPS (With A Fully Managed Service)
$35/Month
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Windows VPS (Hosted in a United States Datacenter)
$24/Month
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Just Who are the Most Popular Windows VPS Providers?
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  • A Windows VPS (Provisioned with 1 GB RAM)

    Our team’s attentive research indicates that as of 2017, the average Windows VPS plan coming with 1GB of RAM provides approximately 38GB of storage. This can thoroughly vary, indicating the pressing need for evaluations such as ours. For example, some providers, Eapps Hosting included, provisioned a mere 10GB of disk space for their entry level package .

    Our conscientious researchers also concluded that for a standard, average Windows VPS, you can expect to be out of pocket approximately $26 USD per month. The absolute lowest-cost Windows VPS that is provisioned with 1GB RAM, is a package on offer from Leet VPS Hosting at $5.17 USD each month. Astoundingly, we managed to locate a comparable package that came in at a whopping sky-high sum of $99.47 USD per month, from GigaTux Hosting .

  • Windows VPS (with or without an included license)

    License Cost Inclusive: Approximately 77.91% of Windows VPS providers include licensing in their plan’s cost, according to our painstaking research. There is no apparent extra charge for such licenses. The most inexpensive Windows VPS plan that is provisioned with a pre- activated Windows license is that of Leet VPS Hosting for the rock-bottom price of $5.17 USD per month. Again, in another case of astounding contrasts, an alike plan coming with a pre- activated license will set you back a hefty $69.55 USD for each and every month at Hostsg .

    Without Inclusive License Cost: The multitude of data we have assembled indicates that as of 2017, around one fifth to one quarter, or 22.09% of Windows VPS providers do not impart a license for the Windows Operating System within the standard cost of their VPS plan. Long story short, in these cases, you will have to pay an additional monthly sum to gain a legitimate license. Some providers, with Eapps Hosting included demand an additional $14 USD per month to provision you with a Windows license. Overall, the standard & average Windows license fee comes in at the modest sum of around $12.88 USD USD per month.

  • Windows VPS (with Unparalleled Rocket-Speed SSD Storage)

    The average cost for a Windows VPS provisioned with 1 GB of RAM and solely utilizing blazing-fast SSD storage comes in near $22 USD for each month.

    A wide range exists in this area, to suit every need. For example, at the low-cost end of the scale, Leet VPS Hosting provides 32 GB of pure unbridled SSD data storage with their Windows VPS offers, with a plan that will cost you $5.17 USD per month. Towards the other end of the scale, AutomatedVPS Hosting proffers a Windows VPS plan provisioned with 100 GB of entirely-SSD storage. This plan will levy about $69.95 USD per month from your budget.

  • Windows VPS(With A Fully Managed Service)

    Our vast quantities of research data suggest that as of 2017 around 21% of hosts extend an offer for the helpful option of a fully managed Windows VPS instance. Notably, numerous hosts do not levy any supplementary fees for this exceedingly helpful service. Conversely, 79% of hosts offer Windows VPS plans for those confident with a self-managed server. The mean price for the average fully-managed Windows VPS as of 2017 is approximately $35 USD per month.

    Virmach Hosting offers a fully managed Windows VPS plan for the exceedingly minuscule price of $7.00 USD per month, meanwhile B4UIndia Hosting offers a fully managed Windows VPS plan at a more hefty $80.00 USD per month.

  • Windows VPS (Hosted in a United States Datacenter)

    In excess of 128 Windows VPS hosts indexed in our directory locate their VPS services in the United States of America (USA). This may well be what you are looking for if latency is of particular importance to your website. The average price for a Windows VPS which is located within the borders of the USA measures up at around $24 USD per each month.

    Naturally, as anywhere else, the scale of price can vary significantly. ChicagoVPS Hosting presents us with a Windows VPS plan hosted within the USA for the economical fee of $6.95 USD per month. Conversely, a host such as GigaTux Hosting will offer you a Windows VPS plan , likewise hosted within the boundaries of the USA for $99.47 USD per month.

  • Just Who are the Most Popular Windows VPS Providers?

    Extensive data analysis of site traffic has generated the following statistics with respect to VPS plan popularity.

    Our results reveal that the pinnacle of customer visits per month for a Windows VPS hosting plan is AccuWebHosting's Windows SSD VPS - Opal plan, which maintains an exceptional 630 visits each and every calendar month. Coming in at second place, is Strato Hosting's V server Windows V20 plan that manages to achieve around 540 monthly visits. The third preference for Windows VPS customers appears to be Contabo Hosting's Windows Contabo VPS- L plan which accomplishes attracting approximately 450 visits each and every month.

Our Unique Windows VPS Research Report – Just how accurate are our tests and our results?

  • It’s a sad fact that you cannot always trust details from someone’s marketing claim. We were not content with merely selecting marketing claims from a provider’s website, instead, we developed a more time consuming, but vastly more accurate and useful to you, method for our analysis.

    We decided that the best way to analyze a claim and accurately evaluate it is best to conscientiously test it as rigorously as time and resources permit. Thus, we obtained a standardized Windows VPS offer from every provider: provisioned with 1GB RAM, 1 vCPU (Virtual CPU), and approximately 30-40GB of data storage. We subjected each VPS to a battery of rigorous tests, as detailed and expounded upon in the following list:

  • Stress testing: In the real world, you may have hundreds of users demanding speedy access to your server. It is of utmost critical importance to know that your VPS will not collapse under the weight of customer data requests, particularly if you expect growth, or even if you have a sudden influx of users. Here, we tested each Windows VPS by hosting a singular domain and bombarding it with 500 simultaneous visitors. We neatly collated our data into a pretty graphical format alongside a research report providing an analysis of the results.

    Support evaluation: Things go wrong. It’s a fact of life. You may not have the time nor expertise to fix every issue that rears its ugly head, and thus you will inevitably have to call on the provider’s technical support. Not all technical support is created equal, however, so we didn’t just send simple requests for help. Instead, we measured their efficacy when it came to the problems that truly matter: we purposefully generated deviously complex errors, and reported them to the hosting provider. Did they succeed? We meticulously measured and recorded their technical skills along two primary axes: their technical proficiency evidenced in their responses, and the sum of time ultimately consumed to fully resolve the problem.

    Uptime analysis: It’s the 21 st century, and customers expect and need exceptional uptimes. It’s no use having an incredible product or website if your prospective clients cannot even access it due to a vexing problem with the VPS host. To test this indispensable quality, we hosted a domain on a given provider’s windows VPS, and carefully tracked and analyzed both response times and uptime over a period of over two weeks (15 days).

    Backup validation: Backups are the cornerstone of any web host. They are fundamental to both the security and peace of mind you should demand from a provider. If backups fail, you may be on the hook for thousands of dollars in recovery. To subject this dimension of host effectiveness to testing, we performed a rigorous analysis of their backup services, noting how backups were performed, what kind of data was backed up and in which format, and finally requested that the VPS provider restore our data from a previously made backup.

    Knowledge appraisal: Exemplary documentation is of tremendous value. It can mean the difference between several minutes or several hours of research. A well-structured, information dense Knowledge Base (KB) is a hallmark in finding a polished VPS provider, that recognizes your time and patience is limited. For this test, the richness, congruity and breadth of KB articles, as well as the technical support team’s responses, were gauged. Areas, if any, that required enhancement or were meagre in specified areas were noted for our reports.
    Our comprehensive research reports are constructed from the 5 dimensions of testing and analysis itemized above. They form a critical component in aiding you to quickly and accurately evaluate the competence and suitability of a Windows VPS provider for your distinct needs and level of personal VPS knowledge.

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