Windows server 2008 is the successor to Windows server 2003. It was developed alongside Windows Vista and shares much of its functionality and design. Its improvements range from a new Windows Firewall to the addition of Windows Communication Foundation which is based on .NET Framework 3.0. This edition also makes several memory and file system improvements which allow for increased maximum RAM and files sizes. Windows 2008 server also introduces Server Core which is an installation of Windows server without a GUI. This installation can be useful when installing Windows server 2008 as a Web server or Hyper-V virtual server.
Windows 2008 hosting has several benefits over previous versions of Windows. With the introduction of Server Manager, an administrator can quickly setup and manage new services from a central location. The Hyper-V hypervisor in Windows 2008 server lets administrators run virtualized guest operating systems within the host OS. Failover clustering can be setup so that multiple servers can back up each one another and share the processing load over several servers. NTFS has been improved in Windows 2008 server by being able to detect imminent hard drive failures as well as self-healing capabilities where damaged data clusters can be repaired automatically.
There are several editions of Windows Server 2008 available:
Windows 2008 Server can be configured using the latest hardware to achieve the fastest server solution. It can also be used with Plesk, a full featured web interface that allows you to access your server from anywhere.
SingleHop’s team of experts have intricate knowledge of Windows 2008 server and can assist setting up your server correctly. Do not hesitate to ask any questions about how you can use Windows 2008 hosting to help your company grow for many years to come.