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Linux vs Windows in the Cloud: Who’s Better?

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When a company is interested in paying for a cloud server, they’re faced with the choice of Linux or Windows. These two options are the most popular for several reasons. Each has different benefits it can offer to companies and other organizations. But which is better for you? Understanding the difference between Windows and Linux can help you make the decision. Here are some of what each offers and how the other compares.

Open Source (Linux) vs Proprietary (Windows)

The battle between Linux and Windows has been going on for decades. Recently, things have gotten a bit friendlier, but it’s been heated because they’re both fighting over the same turf. People are surprised to hear that Linux servers outnumber Windows by a good margin. A lot of people love Linux because it’s a free operating system. Linux can also be used quickly to address specific applications or uses in the cloud. Windows, on the other hand, is a comprehensive operating system that has applications and support for almost every instance. 

Cost of Cloud Servers

Linux is free, so the upfront costs of running cloud applications are lower. However, upfront costs aren’t really indicative of how much a cloud server will cost in the long run. Companies have to consider the cost of maintaining the server, patching it for security, and troubleshooting any issues that come up. Hiring support staff can be expensive and add to the cost of owning a cloud server. Windows has a much better support network built into its cloud offerings. You’re likely to get a faster and better response when something goes wrong. 

Windows Cloud for More Control

Windows has taken a lot of the leg work out of managing data and applications in the cloud. The Windows system includes things like corporate authentication to ensure you have control over your data. You have more ability to structure your information and processes. With Linux, a lot of the work has to be done from the ground up. It can take more time, and you’ll need to find people able to do the work. Windows is more of an out of the box solution. You can plug and play different options as you see fit.  SolarVPS offers different cloud server options for organizations. Moving data and processes into the cloud can save you money and help you work more effectively. Your data is safer and accessible from anywhere. Contact us today to hear more about how we can help.   

3 Things to Know About the Windows Server 2019 Upgrade

Windows Server 2019 builds on top of the strong success of the 2016 release. Companies that upgrade get access to some exciting new features that take advantage of cloud computing, increased security, and come with access to more innovative applications. Server 2019 is easy to integrate into existing systems with minimal disruption to operations. It’s a great software solution for companies looking for increased functionality. Here are three key things to know for businesses looking to upgrade to Windows Server 2019

Advanced Windows Security

Windows Defender and its protections against malware, IP screening, ransomware, APTs, and other risks to information is better than ever. Windows Server 2019 comes with Attack Surface Reduction (ASR), as a control center that helps companies shut down malware before it affects business. Network Protection helps deflect exposure from any outbound process. It’s easier to protect private and privileged information with this version because it comes with controlled folder access.

Storage Migration

With Windows Server 2019, Microsoft offers a new technology that helps companies move server information to a newer version. The tool is graphical, so systems admins can see what’s moved and how it’s stored. It’s also a great benefit because apps don’t have to change anything when Server gets upgraded. The migration is optimized so data is transferred quickly and allocated effectively.

Expanded App Platform

One of the best improvements in Windows Server 2019 is that the same container host allows users to run Windows and Linux containers. It’s a great option that gives developers the flexibility to create apps in a more open hosting environment. Authentication in containers is also faster and easier. Application compatibility is increased, and there’s more room for different API dependencies. Container size is smaller, which allows faster workflow and startup. The improvements don’t stop here. Along with these three great benefits, Windows Server 2019 comes with better encryption options, network performance is optimized, and the new Desktop Experience helps businesses install more desktop features than ever before. Overall, it’s an upgrade that every business and organization should consider. SolarVPS provides easy, holistic Windows-based VPS services to businesses around the world. We help organizations use the power of cloud computing to grow and harness the power of data. Our team of experienced cloud professionals can help your company find a solution that can help manage information and security that your partners, employees, and customers expect. For questions about how we can help, contact our team at SolarVPS today.

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Solar VPS Announces New Linux and Windows Cloud Virtual Private Server (VPS) Price Structure


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New Pricing Makes Solar VPS The Most Cost-Effective Cloud Web Hosting Provider on the Market

Solar VPS Linux and Windows VIrtual Private Server (VPS) Cloud Hosting

Solar VPS Linux and Windows VIrtual Private Server (VPS) Cloud Hosting

Clifton, NJ – On November 19, Web Hosting provider Solar VPS released a new Linux and Windows Virtual Private Server pricing plan designed to be the most cost-effective Cloud VPS hosting solution available.

With the new structure in place, users will now pay $17.50 per month for a Linux VPS with 2GB of RAM, 20GB of disk space, 1TB of bandwidth and 1 CPU core. Windows Cloud VPS hosting starts at $22.50 monthly for the same resource allocation. Competing VPS providers, such as Linode, offer Linux VPS accounts from $19.95, but with fewer resources. 1&1 offers Windows VPS accounts from $29, but also with fewer resources than the new Solar VPS packages.