Windows Cloud Servers

Windows Cloud Servers

Harness the power of Windows Server 2012

Get your new website or project up and running with your own Windows Cloud. Scalable, fast, and managed with Plesk 12 and Remote Desktop access.
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Canadian Windows 2012 Cloud Servers

SALE: Save 50% the first month on all Cloud Servers!
Our most affordable Windows Cloud server, perfect for smaller websites.
  • 1 CPU vCore
  • 2GB Memory
  • 25GB Disk Space1
  • Unlimited Bandwidth2
Double your server’s performance with 2x CPU, RAM & Disk Space.
  • 2 CPU vCores
  • 4GB Memory
  • 50GB Disk Space1
  • Unlimited Bandwidth2
  • Managed with Plesk 12
Best Windows Cloud performance for demanding sites and applications.
  • 4 CPU vCores
  • 8GB Memory
  • 100GB Disk Space1
  • Unlimited Bandwidth2
  • Managed with Plesk 12
Powerful Windows Cloud Servers at Your Disposal
  • Auto-scalable Resources
  • Increase your server resources when needed
  • High Availability NVMe storage
  • 99.99% Guaranteed uptime with OpenStack Ceph technology
  • Managed & Optimized
  • Pre-installed with Windows Server 2012 & Plesk 12
  • Plesk 12 Control Panel
  • Easily manage your websites, up to 10 domains included
  • Easy Cloud Management
  • Manage all your servers from your Client Area
  • 24/7 VIP Support
  • Knowledgeable experts here to help
We Manage Your Server. Your Run your Business
Standard Management – Included
We manage your servers to keep things running smoothly.
  • Plesk 12 Pre-installed & Pre-configured
  • Regular OS and packages updates
  • 60-minute or less 24/7 first response
  • Automated Ping Monitoring with alerts
  • Web Application Firewall Protection
  • Secure Anti-spam configuration
  • Hardware replacement 4 hour SLA
Easily Manage Your Server with Plesk 12
Free 10 domain license included!
  • Easy management for multiple websites
  • FTP, SFTP, and File Manager
  • Easily Create & Manage Email
  • Manage MySQL (or SQL Server) Databases
  • Advanced WordPress Toolkit
  • Mobile-friendly interface
  • Multi-language support
  • Advanced Cron Management
  • DNS Management Interface
Looking for More Power?
Canadian Windows Dedicated Servers are available starting at just C$99/month
Next Generation Datacenters for ultimate reliability
24/7 Physical security with on-site surveillance teams, restricted access by security badge, video surveillance, and fire detection/suppression systems
High availability Infrastructure with systematic double power supply, UPS, generators with 48 hours of initial autonomy and 2 failover network rooms
Redundant networks with multiple failovers, over 8Tbps capacity in North America and 4.5Tbps in Europe as well as 33 peering points in 3 continents.
ISO 27001:2005 certified datacenter with SOC 1 and 2 type II certifications, confirming its high standards in security by an external independent audit.
Eco-friendly datacenter powered by renewable energy and with reduced power usage thanks to special watercooling and aircooling technology.
100% Canadian datacenters with PIPEDA compliance, ensuring your data is protected by Canadian law against intrusive provisions from USA’s Patriot act.
Windows Cloud Servers FAQ
  • expand What is the difference between Web Hosting, Cloud Servers and Dedicated Servers?

    Unlike Web Hosting (also commonly referred to as shared hosting), Cloud Servers (sometimes referred to as Virtual Private Servers) give you access to dedicated resources on a shared physical web server. This means you have more control, reliability and performance than you would with regular web hosting.

    Unlike Dedicated Servers, Cloud Servers share the same hardware with other Cloud Server clients, making performance degradation caused by other users still possible, although quite rare. By sharing the same physical hardware, you also share the costs, and as such Cloud Servers can deliver similar performance to entry-level dedicated servers at a fraction of the cost. Cloud servers are also elastic, and can be upgraded automatically at any time.
  • expand What do I get with a Windows Cloud Server?

    With a Windows Cloud server, you get access to your own virtual Windows server, with the disk space and processing power described in the plan you have selected. You’ll be able to connect to your server via Remote Desktop in order to manage your Windows Applications, or use the Plesk control panel to manage your websites, which support ASP and ASP.NET programming languages.

    If you need more resources, you can upgrade your Cloud server to a larger package at any time from your Client Area. If you require technical support, our friendly customer service team is here to help you 24/7!
  • expand What is the difference between Windows and Linux Cloud Servers?

    Linux Cloud Servers are your best choice for most websites, and include the industry-leading cPanel control panel. They are recommended for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Prestashop, and most other applications that use PHP, Perl and Python scripting languages. They support MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB databases.

    Windows Cloud Servers come preloaded with Windows Web Server 2012, and are recommended for users that want to connect to their servers with Remote Desktop, or run websites using ASP or ASP.NET technology. Windows Cloud Servers include the Plesk control panel, which supports up to 10 domains at no additional cost, and work with MySQL and SQL Server (requires license) databases.

    Unless you specifically require a Windows server due to technical constraints, Web Hosting Canada recommends Linux Cloud Servers for optimal performance and reliability. If you are still unsure which to choose, simply get in touch with our helpful 24/7 sales team.
  • expand What makes Web Hosting Canada’s Windows Cloud Servers better?

    Web Hosting Canada has spared no expense to make our Windows Cloud Servers your go-to solution for demanding websites and web applications. You get:
    • Near instant activations of your new Windows Cloud, with Windows 2012 R2 and Plesk pre-installed
    • Fast servers with enterprise grade storage based on Ceph OpenStack technology.
    • 99.99% uptime SLA with no single point of failure.
  • expand How do I know which Windows Cloud Server is best for me?

    The right server will depend on your expected usage in disk space as well as your desired performance in terms of CPU and memory (RAM). Contact our friendly sales team for help choosing the right Cloud Server solution.
  • expand When should I choose a Windows Cloud Server rather than Linux?

    Windows Cloud servers should be selected when you have a specific application that can only run on Windows, or when you are running a website that requires a specific Windows technology. For example, you’ll want to use a Windows Cloud Server if you are running an ASP.NET website.

    If you are running a PHP website, or using Site Builders, WordPress, or other popular content mangement systems, we recommend you opt for the Linux Cloud Servers.
  • expand I am currently hosted with another provider. Can you migrate my site for me?

    Absolutely! Transferring your website to Web Hosting Canada normally involves two steps: transferring your domain registration, and transferring your web site content. Our team can help perform both operations for you, free of charge (in most cases). Simply drop us a line to request a Professional Site Transfer.

  • expand Can I add additional IP addresses to my Cloud Server?

    Yes! Simply order them from your Client Area. Additional IP addresses are available at an added cost, and may require a valid justification. Cloud Servers can have up to 16 IP addresses.
Ready to Get Started with Windows Cloud Servers?
  • 1. Approximately 20GB of the provided disk space will be required for the OS installation and control panel.
  • 2. Unlimited as it applies for regular small business use, in accordance to our Acceptable Use Policy.