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The Top 15 Most Common Use Cases of Windows VPS

December 15th, 2015

1. RDP Browsing:

Most people use Windows VPS for browsing websites like eBay, shopping sites and visiting banned websites that are not allowed in their country – hulu, NetFlix and many more. There are also thousands of popular sites like YouTube, and if a video has been disallowed for your country, you can still use RDP to watch it.


2. VPN

VPN providers look for a Windows VPS to setup their Virtual Private Network on a Windows VPS. It isn’t expensive for them since they charge their customers good money. You can install a VPN Server like OpenVPN, SoftEther or Shrew Soft.

Also, most VPN providers offer a client software, which supports Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2003.

3. Proxy:

You can use proxy on Windows VPS which can save your real IP Address when your net disconnected. If you directly run proxy on your local PC, there is a chance of IP exposure but if you use Proxy on Windows VPS then only your VPS IP will be exposed.

Proxy Server providers love Windows VPS because there is a lot of available proxy server software that can easily be installed on Windows VPS.


List of some Proxy Providers:

1. (Coupon Code: DewlanceActProxy – 10% discount)
2. (Coupon Code: DewlanceVPS – 10% recurring discount )
3. (Coupon Code: DEWLANCE15OFF – 15% recurring discount)

4. Gaming

Windows VPS is very useful for running a game server for 24×7. You can install games like Minecraft, RuneScape and many more on Windows VSP. A client version can also be used to play some less graphic-demanding games.


Mine Craft:

Windows Server 2008 R2 and other versions of Windows Server support the "Minecraft server" version. You can use Windows VPS as a private game server and play it from your local PC, on tables, etc. You can save the game and play it latter.

We provide 4 CPU cores, which is recommended for most games. Otherwise, games often lag. Some providers offer only a single core, which creates problems and customer are irritated by slow VPSs.


Tutorial: Build your own Gaming Server on Windows VPS

5. Forex VPS

If you are you a Forex trader, use MetaTrader or any other trading software, you can use Windows VPS for automation. It will make your life easier.

Your Forex software runs 24×7 and allows you to use automation tools. Nowadays, you can also access Windows VPS via RDP from your smart phone and can also manage it.


Windows VPS is most popular for Forex Trading because of GUI and RDP. Anyone can easily install MetaTrader on Windows VPS. We've also created a tutorial for our customers.



6. File Sharing between your VPS and PC

Windows VPS can be used for file sharing between your PC and VPS. I personally use FileZilla for transferring files from my Windows VPS to my Android Mobile. I can transfer or sync file between my mobile folder and a VPS folder.

Video tutorial on How to Install and Configure Filezilla Server on Windows 2008 or 2008 R2



7. Downloading Large files to your PC

Windows VPS can be used for downloading large file like creating a backup of a hosting account or any other large file and transfer it via your VPS.

Imagine that you are a web designer and your client ask you to transfer 10 website to your web server or any other server and the size of each website is anywhere between 1 and 20 gigabytes. You will most likely say “No” and abandon the project but if you have Windows VPS, you will be able to easily access RDP and take a backup of a website to your VPS, restore it or transfer it to your server.


You can run backups or start file downloading, close RDP and come back after few minutes or hours and you will see that the download has completed. Is it not easy? I use it and I am so happy that it has saved me a lot of time.

We take a backup of a website/file to our VPS and then restore it on our web hosting server.

8. Windows Web Server

Windows Virtual Private Server can be used for running your website. You can install Xampp or the Wamp Server and run FTP/Apache Website, for example, and manage your website.

Microsoft IIS Server is also used for running a website/server and a mail server. There are a lot of use cases for a Microsoft IIS Server.

9. Windows VPS Backup Server

Are you running a game server, hosting or having a website and often taking backups? If so, you can use your Windows VPS as a backup server and take a backup of your files to your Windows VPS.

There exists a lot of software that allow you to take backups of your cPanel or any other hosting control panel account to Windows VPS. You can also run a scheduled backup.

10. Managing Videos/Audio Files

Video site owners prefer to use Windows VPS instead of their local PC for transferring or sharing videos because VPS can run 24×7 and you can even run your project while you sleep. When you wake up, you will see that your project or file download has completed.

Do you have a website like YouTube or sell videos? If so, you will want to have some easy options to change title, etc and upload the videos without downloading them to your local PC.


Peoples use Windows VPS for uploading videos to YouTube. They often change titles, edit videos and upload them to YouTube. If you look at some CPA forums, you will understand that there are a lot of people who download videos from YouTube and recreate or modify them, then reupload them to YouTube for earning money.

11. Application Testing/Developers

Android developers need multiple PC for developing and testing their software, If you are a developer of any kind of software or working on any type of platform, you will love to use Windows VPS because you can easily test and run the software 24×7.

You can develop a software/application and then test it on Windows Virtual Server.

12. SEO Tools

SEO tools like GSA Ser, Scrapebox and many other such software are used on Windows VPS because scrapping and harvesting a Proxy IP takes too many hours and you can't do this on your PC. You will like to run it on a VPS.

You can run your task and disconnect RDP, Your Task will be keep running on your VPS and when you reconnect to your RDP, you will see its progress.

13. Windows VPS for Forum Posting

Some people don't want to use a proxy because proxies can expose your real IP, a proxy/VPN can be slow or they don't want to trust a proxy/VPN provider. So they decide to use a Windows VPS for posting threads/posts in forums.

You visit 3 or 4 forums, post your articles and disconnect RDP.  When you disconnect RDP without closing the program, it will still run on your VPS.

Many article posting service providers use Windows VPS for posting their articles on forums, blogs or posting a comment on blogs. You can earn money by forum/blog comment posting.

14. Automation of Software, Running Scheduled Emails:

Do you want to run a schedule to send an email on a future date and time? Then you can use some email server software and schedule an email. Then it will be automatically sent on a predetermined time in future.

You can also do an automation of software. Your task will be completed automatically.

15. Automatic Twitter Follower – Tweetadder

I think you already heard about purchasing a Twitter follower, comments and a Facebook like?

You can use Windows VPS for automation like automatically follow/un-follow users. You set some criteria like automatically un-follow users who do not follow you back within the next set of days. Then you will automatically un-follow users.

If you know any other Windows VPS use cases, feel free to post a comment and we will love to add your suggestion to our list.

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How to setup Windows VPS game server

July 28th, 2015

This step by step tutorial covers setting up a VPS game server on Windows VPS. If you are new to this, you should know about certain requirements such as what disk size, RAM and resources are required.

First decide on which game you want to install. Then you will need to check the hardware requirements of your chosen game. For some games like Minecraft, 20GB disk space and 2GB RAM are enough but it also depends on the usage.


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Player Slot Limit

3 to 10 players can connect to your game server at any time on a basic type of virtual machine with 1GB or 2GB RAM. Poor player slot setup can cause many problems like slow server speed or it can even crash your server. It asks from you to be  wise when setting the maximum number of players by counting how much RAM can be used by each player and leaving some RAM for the system itself.


As you already know, you can host between 3 and 10 players without experiencing lag. However,  if your site becomes more popular and the number of players starts to increase with each passing day, you will have to upgrade your server resource. With Dewlance, your plan can be upgraded to 16GB RAM VPS and after that you can purchase a dedicated server without a problem. If you upgrade on the same DC, your IP will remain the same.


Installing Game server via Remote Desktop

You can use the RDP Application to access your VPS. This application is also available on Linux / MacOS. Installation is a little bit difficult but our tutorial will make it easier for you. If you don't know how to access your VPS from RDP, don't worry – you can read our Text and Video-based tutorial from MacOS Windows RDP  and  Windows RDP

The first thing to do is to connect to your Windows VPS game server and download the game files to your desktop, and extract them in the desktop folder. Then follow the instructions of your game provider. I know it is easier said than done so I am giving you an example to help you install it without problems. If you want to install the "Minecraft" server on your Virtual Machine, then open the official Minecraft website and download the server edition software from it. Then run it and follow the instructions but one thing you have to keep in mind is that you may need to open a firewall port to access it via a Minecraft client.

How to Secure and Protect your Game Server from a DDoS Attack?

There is a high risk of DDoS attacks and you can deal with this by changing a port number. This is simple and you just need to open the port in  Windows Firewall and change the port setting in your game server settings.


DDoS Protection for Windows Game Server

On a public server, changing a port won't help you because you will need to tell your game players that you've changed your port number and you will need to purchase a DDoS protection, which helps you filter bad traffic. You can purchase it from your server provider. We provide 10Gbps DDoS protection for game servers at an additional price.

Monitoring Windows Game Server

It is a crucial task to monitor your server IP. You can buy monitoring service or use a Linux VPS and run a Cron job to notify you of a server connection error.

Pricing – Personal vs Public Server

If you need a game server for personal use, then, of course, the cost will be lower than that of a public game server because you won’t need to give your port number/IP to the public – something that increases the risk of a DDoS attack. It will save you from buying an expensive DDoS protection as your server will only be used by you.

How to choose a good Windows VPS provider for gaming?

Your provider must have a good business model, which means that they shouldn’t be selling a 100GB disk space for just $10 or $20. This is an example of a bad business model and they will be unable to finance backup servers, which will result in a huge data loss later. Example of a good business plan is selling at a realistic price of $10 per 15GB to 20GB disk space so that you are not required to switch providers every month.

How many users are hosted on each server?
To earn more money from you, some providers don’t care about the speed or the performance of a server and they will sell 100 VPS accounts on each server with 48GB to 128GB of RAM. Beware of this type of providers.


– How long has your hosting company been in business?
Many companies fool their clients by showing false domain registration dates. However, you don’t need to worry about this anymore because there are some tools that allow you to check the content of a website at a previous point in time. I hope you have already heard about the Wayback Archive.

What About the Internet Speed?
A not oversold 100Mbps port speed is better than an oversold 1Gbps so check the file download/upload speed before purchasing. You can open a ticket with your provider, ask for location and test the file download link.

What About the Backup?
You don't want to lose all the data and files on your game server, which also contains players’ data and their progress so it will be a good idea to purchase a backup server or set up your own FTP server on a Windows VPS and enable automated backup.


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