There’s a very good reason why tech savvy individuals upgrade to VPS or Virtual Private Server. VPS users can benefit from the dedicated resources allotted solely for their needs. Simply put, instead of a shared space on the server, you will have an assigned space of your own.
On that note, you have the autonomy to install ANYTHING as long as it does not violate our Terms of Service. That’s the utmost advantage of hosting with VPS.
To give you an overview, here are some of the things you can install on your Windows VPS:
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
You can install a VPN to connect remote networks to another network via internet connection.
- Media Server
If you wish to gather and access various media (photos, videos, audios, books, etc.) via a network, install a media server on your VPS. A virtual server has adequate bandwidth and network access capable of storing and saving media.
- Web Hosting
Instead of resorting to a different hosting account or server, you can host multiple websites on your VPS without additional cost.
- Email Hosting
Like mentioned above, you can also host email (including Exchange) within the server, minus the cost.
- SSL Certificates
Like Shared Hosting, you can encrypt sensitive information such as login credentials and credit card numbers through SSL certificates. Consider installing SSL to observe confidentiality.
- Social Bookmarking Sites
Take advantage of social bookmarking sites by installing it on your VPS, so you can easily rummage through different web pages with a single click.
- Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
You can stay up to date without checking multiple websites of the same niche every single day. Install RSS, and get a list of the latest news and updates that match your interest, including podcasts.
- Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Connect with anyone privately by installing VoIP. Instead of a conventional circuit transmission, it uses the internet to transmit phone calls using an IP.
- Custom Scripts
Apparently, installing custom scripts in Windows VPS is possible. Below are the most common and latest scripts you can customize on your server:
- ASP.NET Core 1.0
- Classic ASP
- PHP 5.2.X – 7.X
- Change .Net Versions
- ASP.NET Websockets
- MVC 6 & 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
- WCF 4.0
- Crystal Report
- WCF RIA Services
- MS SilverLight
- Zend Optimizer
- WAP 1.1/2.0
- CGI / Perl CGi