Compute Engine provides public images with Windows Server that you can use to create instances. For more general information about Windows Server instances and Windows applications that you can run on Compute Engine, see Windows on Compute Engine. To create an instance with Windows Server, specify the image family for the specific version of Windows that you need. For a list of the available image families, see public images. This section describes how to create a Windows Server instance that has an external IP address.
Creating a Windows Server instance
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You can order Windows VPS at a discount if you pay for several months at a time. Support is ready to help with the initial setup of the OS and the VMmanager control panel. The basic Windows Server Standart R2 license is already included. Even if one of the servers fails completely, the VPS automatically migrates to another free server and you won't even notice how this happens. Virtual servers only use licensed OS, which ensures you have timely updates, official support and no vulnerabilities. All control nodes in the cloud are duplicated. That is, in fact, we spend twice as much resources on the maintenance of VPS, but at the same time the price of services remains affordable. In the panel, you can change the configuration of Windows VPS server, restart or reinstall, and much more. You get full administrative access to the server and will be able to run any Windows programs and apps on it. The Windows license is already included in the cost of the virtual machine.
Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin and open source topics. Hub for Good Supporting each other to make an impact. Write for DigitalOcean You get paid, we donate to tech non-profits. If your headless, or remote, VPS is visible over the Internet, you should use public key authentication instead of passwords, if at all possible. This is because SSH keys provide a more secure way of logging in compared to using a password alone. While a password can eventually be cracked with a brute-force attack , SSH keys are nearly impossible to decipher by brute force alone. With public key authentication, every computer has i a public and ii a private "key" two mathematically-linked algorithms that are effectively impossible to crack. Key-based authentication is the most secure of several modes of authentication usable with OpenSSH, such as plain passwords and Kerberos tickets. Other authentication methods are only used in very specific situations. Both of these were considered state-of-the-art algorithms when SSH was invented, but DSA has come to be seen as less secure in recent years.