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What is Windows VPS?
A Windows VPS is a versatile and remotely accessible service that allows your business to develop the kind of IT infrastructure it wants, without the excessive costs associated with maintaining your own servers on site. Windows VPS hosting is a way of creating completely separate configurations on the same physical device, so that your hosting experience is identical to controlling your own server. Clients tend to choose Virtual Server Windows options because they are easier for some IT professionals to configure than the Linux alternative.
How a Windows Virtual Server benefits you
VPS Windows Hosting does more for you than keep down costs, although that is a very important reason to consider it. VPS Windows will also help give you all of the flexibility that your enterprise needs. You will be able to install the operating system of your choosing, develop your own data security protocols, activate and run any software that suits you, and enjoy many other functions that aren't possible on traditional shared hosting.
Plus, your business will be more secure than ever before; you will never have to worry about experiencing slowdown or downtime because of the actions of another business on the same server, nor will your data be at risk because of the policies of any other enterprise. These issues have plagued traditional hosting arrangements for decades, leaving companies with the difficult decision of adopting their own IT infrastructure. With Crucial Cloud Hosting, you avoid having to deal with this choice and receive all the benefits of physical hosting at a fraction of the cost.
The advantages of Windows VPS Hosting over Linux
Many users prefer Linux-based hosting options to Windows, and Crucial Cloud Hosting provides a range of options to suit every taste. However, there are many situations where Microsoft Virtual Servers might be preferable for your needs. Windows Virtual Servers are very familiar to technical professionals who already have a background in Microsoft products, so if you have a sophisticated IT project in mind that needs to be handled with limited staffing resources, Windows might be the better option for your needs.
Likewise, Windows Virtual Servers have been trending toward greater integration with many mobile devices. If your organisation has a “Bring Your Own Device” policy, you might find that things run a bit smoother using a Windows platform. However, ultimately, it is up to you: We provide the software and other resources to ensure that, Windows or Linux, your hosting experience will be everything that you expect it to be and more.
Crucial is Australia’s top VPS Windows Hosting provider
Crucial Cloud Hosting is built on the idea that the resources of distributed computing – the cloud – should be available to businesses of all shapes and sizes. The cloud allows your enterprise to expand its abilities as soon as you need to and pay for only what you use. However, we are also an Australian company with Australian values. Based in New South Wales, we built our business to over a decade of experience beginning with a core group of Australian business customers.
When you contact us, you will be helped by expert customer service and technical professionals. We make it our business to understand your business so that we can always help you with your needs. With 99.9% uptime and some of the highest customer service ratings in the world of enterprise cloud hosting, we are always working to make your hosting experience better.
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- RAM 0.5 GB
- RAID 10 STORAGE 20 GB
- MONTHLY DATA 150 GB
- CPU 3 Cores
- Dedicated IPs 1
- RAM 1 GB
- RAID 10 STORAGE 35 GB
- MONTHLY DATA 200 GB
- CPU 3 Cores
- Dedicated IPs 1
- RAM 1.5 GB
- RAID 10 STORAGE 50 GB
- MONTHLY DATA 250 GB
- CPU 3 Cores
- Dedicated IPs 1
- RAM 2 GB
- RAID 10 STORAGE 70 GB
- MONTHLY DATA 500 GB
- CPU 5 Cores
- Dedicated IPs 1
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2008 & 2012
& IPv6 Ready
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I upgrade and downgrade my VPS?Each package can be upgraded to a higher option, however you cannot downgrade a VPS-X package. Upgrades require a VPS reboot.
What about payment methods?We accept the following:
- Credit Card
- Direct Deposit (1-3 days clearance time)
Can I request Technical Support?Our Virtual Servers are Self-Managed; this means that you are responsible for maintaining and updating the VPS while we are responsible for ensuring that the network and the hardware node is running. You are NOT entitled to support other than VPS reboots if you are on a self-managed VPS. We do offer a Management & Support add on for our Virtual Servers, for more information please click here.
What hardware is used in the Hypervisors (VPS nodes)?We use industry leading Supermicro Servers, dual-Intel Xeon Processors, Western Digital Enterprise Hard Drives in RAID 10 configuration and Adaptec RAID cards.
I'm after a faster, scalable Cloud VPS; what are my options?We offer a lightning fast Virtual Server called the Blaze Cloud VPS. It comes with ultra-fast SSD SAN storage and many more benefits.
Is there a control panel I can use on my Windows VPS?Yes! We offer the Plesk 11 Control Panel as an optional add-on, it comes bundled with Windows Server 2012 for easy website and server management. Our Server Management add-on offers 24x7x365 support for Plesk for only $100.00/month.
Is it IPv6 ready?Yes! you can even network your VMs on your own shared network.
Where are Crucial's servers hosted?Our servers are located in a private cage at the Equinix SY3 Datacenter in Sydney, Alongside Yahoo, Ebay, Fairfax and other major companies. For more information on Equinix click here.
Can I privately network my Virtual Servers?Yes, you can connect your VPS to a 1GBit/s Shared Backend Network. Traffic over the backend network is NOT counted towards your monthly data usage quotas.
How is bandwidth usage calculated? Can I monitor my bandwidth usage?We calculate bandwidth on and in + out basis. So if you use 5GB in, and 10GB out your total bandwidth usage is 15GB. Overages are billed at $0.50/GB (as of July 2013). We provide a bandwidth counting solution via the Control Panel (https://control.crucial.com.au) where you can view your traffic in a handy usage graph.
Can I add automated backups to my VPS?Yes, you can easily add automated nightly R1Soft Backups to your VPS during the checkout.
Can I purchased an SSL certificate for my store?Yes, we offer a range of SSL certificates including RapidSSL, Geotrust Greenseal and Geotrust Wildcard editions. All certificates include FREE installation, you can purchase them from SSL Certificates.
How does the CPU scheduling work?Our current servers operate dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 processors for a total of 12 x Cores, 24 x Hyperthreads, 15MB Cache and a total speed of 24Ghz (2Ghz Cores). Each VPS is assigned a number of virtual CPU Cores, CPU cores are shared across the server. Each package is allocated a minimum guaranteed CPU priority, when multiplied by the number of CPU Cores you are given the CPU allocation (e.g. 4 Cores x 40% priority = 3.2Ghz). The clock speed is also burstable to a much higher level.
Operating Systems, Add-ons & Options
Operating SystemPlansWindows 2003 Standard 32-BitVPS 1-4Windows 2003 Standard 64-BitVPS 1-4Windows 2008 Standard 32-BitVPS 2-4Windows 2008 Standard 64-BitVPS 2-4Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-BitVPS 2-4Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64-BitVPS 2-4Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-BitVPS 2-4Windows 2012 Standard 64-BitVPS 2-4Plesk Windows 2012 Standard 64-BitVPS 2-4SPECIAL OFFER:Receive 10% off your monthly hosting when you pay annually in advance!
Simply choose the plan you want, hit the order now button and then select the annual pricing option on the checkout page. Note 10% discount only applies to hosting; options & add-ons are charged at full price.
Additional SoftwarePlesk 11 Control PanelCostSetup FeeServer License$30.00/MonthFreeTerminal Service CALs (Microsoft)CostSetup Fee2 CALS$15.08/Month$35/One Off3 CALS$22.62/Month$35/One Off4 CALS$30.16/Month$35/One Off5 CALS$37.70/Month$35/One OffAdditional CALs $7.54/month.
Microsoft OfficeCostSetup FeeProfessional$49/MonthFree
Microsoft SQLCostSetup FeeMS SQL 2008 ExpressFree$50/One OffMS SQL 2008 Web$31.50/MonthFreeMS SQL 2008 Workgroup$106.16/MonthFreeMS SQL 2008 Standard$425.60/MonthFreeServer Management
By Default your VPS is self-managed, so you are responsible for installing software, maintaining the VPS and resolving any technical issues that you encounter. Crucial staff members monitor the VPS Node as well as Network and will only perform VPS reboots.
If you require technical support and/or server administration assistance please consider our VPS Support and Management plans which start at $100/month, this plan gives you access to the following:
- Business hours phone support (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm AEST)
- 24 x 7 Email / Ticket Support
- 5 issues per month (1 issue per ticket / call)
Idera Server backup
Crucial offers the Idera Server backup solution to VPS customers. The key benefits of the solution include:
- Easy-To-Use Web-based User Interface
- Bare-Metal Restore (BMR) in CDP Enterprise Edition
- Secure Data Management and Archiving
- Windows Server Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Support
- Open File Backups (Point-in-time Snapshots) for Windows Servers
For detailed information and pricing check out our Idera Server Backup page.
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