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Unmanaged Windows VPS Features

Get started with a Unmanaged Windows VPS today to receive dedicated resources that are exclusively for you. What's more? It takes mere minutes for us to get your VPS up and running!

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Monitoring System

We offer a real-time monitoring service for all VPS Hosting plans whereby we proactively monitor your server and automatically open a support ticket for you in the event of a technical issue.

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Instant Scalability

Increase your server resources instantly by upgrading to the next tier of your Unmanaged Windows VPS plan! Upgrading is simple with Hostwinds, allowing you to scale your server based on your needs.

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Nightly Backups

Hostwinds offers a nightly backup service so that your essential information is always secure. You can keep your backups for as long as you like and access them at any time!

Deploy Your Windows Server Instantly

Launch your server with the version of Windows you need.


Our Cloud Portal Makes Managing Servers Easy

Our proprietary Cloud Control Panel gives you the tools you need for managing your windows servers.

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Snapshots take a complete real-time backup of your server. You can then use this snapshot to recover your virtual private server in the event of a critical failure. You can also use any of your snapshots to launch multiple VPS's based on one template quickly. This means you can easily scale applications and only have to worry about configuring all your settings once. Snapshots provide you the flexibility you need to make full use of the Hostwinds cloud.

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Enterprise Firewall

Protect your cloud server from incoming threats with our easy to configure Cloud Firewalls. This allows you to easily configure what traffic you want to allow to and from your VPS. This firewall is implemented externally from your server, which provides additional security against malware that may try to disable your server's software firewall.

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Volumes can be created and attached to any VPS. This is an excellent method for creating a second hard drive for additional bulk storage. You can also quickly move volumes between VPS's with just a few clicks.

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Object Storage

Object storage is perfect for storing any type of data. Think of it as a big box in the cloud for all your "stuff". You can easily integrate with our object storage service utilizing any clients that support the industry standard S3 protocol.

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Load Balancers

Our Load Balancers distribute traffic across multiple VPS's. This allows you to deploy highly available and horizontally scalable applications easily. You can customize how your traffic distributes as well as configure sticky sessions and other advanced features.

Frequently Asked Questions about Unmanaged Windows VPS

What is included with an Unmanaged Windows VPS?

Hostwinds will still maintain and support the infrastructure level, such as power and networking. We will ensure that your Unmanaged Windows Server is created and that any top-level issues are resolved where the use of your control panel/VNC logins are not sufficient.

Beyond that, we provide many helpful guides in our Product Documentation and Tutorials to help our clients accomplish many of the common tasks and troubleshooting procedures required to maintain the server.

We are constantly growing our Tutorials available to our clients who prefer to troubleshoot their servers without asking for support.

How do I upgrade from Unmanaged Windows to Managed Windows?

Hostwinds Unmanaged Windows VPS clients may upgrade at any time through the server overview page using Cloud Control. Once upgraded, our team of experts is available 24/7/365 to provide any support that falls within Hostwinds Tiers of Support.

What is different about Hostwinds Unmanaged Windows and Fully Managed Windows Servers?

Hostwinds Managed Windows VPS comes with 24/7/365 assistance from our team of experts, meaning if you need any support at any time, we will do everything we can to help you.

For example, if you needed to install an application on your Managed VPS. In that case, all you would have to do is open a support ticket and request that we help you install the application, and our support team would take care of the rest.

With a Hostwinds Unmanaged VPS server, the only support we can provide is at the infrastructure level to ensure your VPS Server can start-up and has the power, networking, and connection between your VPS and Hostwinds back-end infrastructure.

This will allow you to customize and manage your server however you like.

What are the benefits of having an Unmanaged VPS with Hostwinds?

Any developer, systems administrator, or business with an IT team already in place can get up and running with a Hostwinds Unmanaged VPS at a very affordable price.

This is also a great way to learn how to manage your own Windows server and is a perfect companion for those entering the IT field looking for more experience working with Administrator level access to a server.

Those desiring this level of access, including IT professionals, full-stack developers, entrepreneurs, and businesses wanting total control of several servers, will undoubtedly benefit from the low cost of Hostwinds' Windows VPSs.

Managed vs Unmanaged, how do I know which one is right for me?

If you need complete control of your server and feel comfortable with server administration tasks. Then a Hostwinds Unmanaged VPS is a great choice.

If you think that the pros outweigh the cons when determining if having full control of your server is the right choice, a Hostwinds Windows VPS is ideal for you.

You can add resources such as CPU Cores, RAM, and Disk Space anytime you would like, and there are many features available to you through Cloud Control. The Cloud Control Portal makes everyday administration tasks easy for you.

Hostwinds has designed our products with you in mind, ensuring you have as many options as possible when using your Windows VPS.

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