HyperV

Windows 2012 hosting is almost upon us!

StudioCoast has been testing out Windows 2012 this week in anticipation of deployment in the next week or two. Our new Windows 2012 servers will introduce ASP.NET 4.5 to our hosting network and include the new features that come with IIS8.

Windows 2012 and IIS8 will be available on all of our shared hosting plans. If you are an existing customer and would like to move your site when it’s available, just submit a support request. If you would like to be notified when our Windows 2012 hosting will be available please leave us a message on our contact page or give us a call and we will let you know as soon as possible.

Windows 2012 also provides exciting new features for the Hyper-V platform which will allow us to offer some new products such as replication services.

What to look for when comparing Windows VPS providers

With a number of low cost Windows VPS and Cloud providers showing up in the Australian marketplace it is worth digging a little deeper to ensure a chosen provider
has the features, reliability and performance your business requires.

Our HyperVPS pricing is all-inclusive with no hidden fees and charges. See how our competitors compare with the following:

  • Comprehensive backup policy included with every VPS
    This includes disaster recovery and business continuity features such as Offsite and Offline backups.
    There are no restrictions, terms or conditions, just peace of mind.
  • High performance with the lowest number of Virtual Servers per machine in the industry
    A maximum of 8 Virtual Servers per machine equals higher disk I/O performance
  • Separate SQL Server Databases included from our own dedicated servers
    This allows customers to free up memory and CPU resources on the virtual server
    These are also included in our Backup Policy
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
    Backed by a premium multi-homed network
  • Telephone support with a 24/7 emergency contact number
  • FREE DNS Hosting and URL Forwarding
  • No gimmicks, buzzwords or special offers
    Just good old-fashioned service
As part of our commitment to providing high quality and affordable hosting services, if you find a competing Australian VPS service that provides all of the above we will price match them for the life of the account.
Simply Contact Us with details of the offer.

 

Hyper-V is live!

Click here for our Windows Server 2008 VPS service utilising Hyper-V  starting from $80 per month

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June 26 will forever be remembered in history as the day Microsoft released Hyper-V to the server masses.
Ok, well maybe it isn't THAT memorable but it is still a pretty important piece of software in the Windows Hosting arena.

Why? Well i'm glad you asked…

Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualisation platform that allows multiple concurrent operating systems to share a single host computer.

Now while Virtual Private Server technology has been around for many years now in many forms, Hyper-V, like any hypervisor based technology, brings additional benefits to the table:

  1. Performance

    Both Intel and AMD provide technology to allow Hypervisor-aware operating systems more direct access to the CPU.
    Previously,  VPS software has had to emulate the processor in order to convince the operating system it has a CPU all to itself.

  2. Isolation

    In an effort to get around the performance limitations in older technology, products such as Parallels Virtuozzo sub-divide
    a single operating system instance to give the appearance of multiple separate servers.

    This method of virtualisation has many limitations as it does not provide true isolation. A misbehaving program on one partition could potentially
    access the memory of another and cause corruption or worse.

    Hyper-V on the other hand will have none of those shenanigans. Each operating system instance is completely isolated and it is almost
    impossible for one to interfere with another.

  3. Administration

    Hyper-V comes with many administrative tools that make managing virtual servers a whole lot easier for system admins such as myself.
    We will be integrating many of these features into our hostControl control panel for end users to access.

  4. Friendly Product Licensing

    Friendly product licensing from Microsoft??? It's true, Hyper-V licensing for virtual servers is simple.
    One copy of the Windows Server 2008 Data Centre Edition license allows an unlimited amount of virtual servers on a single machine.

So what does this all mean for the end user then?

Purchasing a Hyper-V based virtual server from providers such as Studiocoast has the following benefits:

  1. A server to call your own

    Install whatever you want, whenever you want with full Administrative access.
    Reboot the server yourself into you're blue in the face if you want, it is all yours!

  2. Need more memory, disk space? No problem!

    Each virtual server can have memory or disk space upgraded at the click of a button.
    This allows you to purchase a server based on what you need now, all with a clear and easy upgrade path for the future.

  3. Economical

    A virtual server is much cheaper than a dedicated server and a whole lot more flexible to boot.

  4. More uptime, less downtime

    In the unlikely event of hardware failure, each virtual server can be quickly copied to a functioning server.
    Virtual servers all use the same drivers regardless of the underlying server so hardware compatibility is never a problem.

 So what are you waiting for? Check out our HyperVPS plans page.