Looking for a windows VPS Solution

Web ServerThe time is near.  My current hosting packages have been outgrown.  I have a couple of projects that require access to resources shared hosting can’t offer. This ranges from asp.net trust issues to database performance issues.

What am I looking for?  Well I am looking for a windows VPS solution.  A search here and there keeps bringing up the same results. Easyspace and webfusion.  Both have benefits over each another but I am really looking for a host that has outstanding support that I receive with my current host.   I thought about 1 and 1 but I really have no intentions ever giving them my money ever again!

I can save £5 a month by merging both my windows hosting packages into an Easyspace VPS solution a month.  This does look good on paper but I have my concerns.   Easyspace VPS solutions come with a 12 month minimum contract of which I am dubious about.  On a realistic level  there will only be about 4 websites hosted on this virtual server.  3 low end sites and 1 project that could guzzle resources. The one big factor that attracts me to easyspace is the fact that there isn’t a bandwidth restriction like the others.

For the record I won’t be moving my funky house podcast site that runs off wordpress and is hosted my dreamhost (Use this code for a free domain – SIPHILPDM001).  Reason being is that my podcast site takes a bit of a beating from visitors and mixes being downloaded. I’d like to keep that seperate so that all sites run smoothly :)

If you can recommend any  UK windows VPS provider please comment or get in touch.  I would also be interested in hearing about positive or negative feedback about the two providers I mentioned above.

If you’re looking for a UK VPS Windows solution check out CS New Media

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  1. Kevin Muldoon   •  

    Hi Simon,

    Im from Scotland myself however I have a USA based dedicated server with http://www.wiredtree.com.

    They offer vps solutions too.

    They are a bit more expensive than some alternatives available but the support is second to none. Worth a look :)

    Kevin
    (from BloggingTips.com- followed your link from your forum sig)

  2. Si Philp   •  

    Hi Kevin,
    Decided to order a VPS from easyspace as they’re based in Glasgow and means I can go through and shout at them if it goes wrong :P
    I will keep them in mind though should i not be happy with easyspace within the normal 30 day cool off period ;)

  3. Pete White   •  

    Si have you tried looking on the Digital Point forums – there are loads of offers on there that might be worth checking out.

  4. Si Philp   •  

    Hi Pete,
    For £11 I’m not complaining really. Alot of other windows VPS are starting at £25 and that’s with a bandwith limit. I’ll check out digital point forums though as I suppose you just never know :)

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