There are things a person should do before they can start a Windows VPS hosting business. He/She has to have the infrastructure needed and technical know how or ability to operate and maintain servers. Another option is to employ a highly trained or experienced team to help with the business. It is also necessary to study the market or industry. He/She needs to analyze the competition and market demand. Most people use Windows. Unbiased customer reviews also need to be read to know what they regard to have the best quality. The current best hosting companies cannot be imitated but must serve as a source of inspiration (no one wants a copycat). Both Windows and Linux are on high demand but there are differences in technical capabilities (except Java which run on both). The person must have an award winning technical support team that has operators that are kind, understanding and would answer inquiries on the dot 24/7. The service needs to be highly secured (the system needs to be highly protected from viruses and hackers) and of the client’s utmost satisfaction.
Windows VPS hosting is said to be the best hosting solution and has been so for decades. It has the performance and security of a dedicated server but at a more affordable price. This VPS is highly recommended if the programs and features to be used are from Microsoft itself. For example, a program called CPanel only works with Linux OS while ASP, Access and .NET would only work with Windows. It is easy to use as it is similar to Windows OS and is already familiar to its users. If the customer hosts multiple websites, no resources would be shared to other users and others that are using the similar service with the hosting provider. Some companies also offer free initial setup and backups that can be daily or during the night. The owner should also offer one to the customer too. Also the company must include a regular backup schedule, a licensed copy of Windows 2008 or 2012 server and dependable Windows release so that the customer will know that the server will be constantly available. The business must definitely offer a discount for the first month (or make it free), launch domains quickly, have a full access control panel and assist the customer during migration.
There is also Windows VPS cloud hosting like Windows Azure, Rack pace Cloud Windows Servers VPS and Cloud VPS (a tie-up with Windows), etc. It is more powerful than the rest and uses a cloud platform that is powered by Microsoft Hyper-V. The cloud is compatible with Windows Enterprise 2008 and 2012 servers and Microsoft Office. Cloud servers are more powerful than the other servers and highly scalable. The customer only needs to pay for the time they use (some sites bill every minute) and a contract with the company would not be necessary. Other sites offer their clouds for $33/month with 2 GB of RAM, 1.000 GHZ CPU, full root and remote desktop access, SQL database, ASP.net, PHP and Smater Mail 11.x.
The owner should do extensive research first before trying any hosting business. There are different ways to host a website using Windows VPS (whether it may be the cloud or not) but there are also pros and cons that the owner must be aware and prepared for. It is highly advisable to also offer managed VPS hosting to the customers. It would be easy for them and make money for the business. Once the company has been established, the people behind it must work hard to build credibility and experience through fast and reliable service that others would recommend to their friends and relatives. The hosting business may not be on top of the ranks yet but it will get there.