The release of the Windows 2008 Server revealed a more refined and stable operating system for dedicated server hosting. Windows 2008 server hosting comes in both 32 bit and 64 bit version and utilizes an evolved version of the Active Directory infrastructure. This means more management of server files and control over how a server operates.
A Windows operating system is the ideal choice for companies looking for superior communication and security for its server network. A Windows 2008 Dedicated Server provides outstanding compatibility and support a sharing system that allows for full network server integration. Compared to a Windows 2003 Dedicated Server, a Windows 2008 Dedicated Server has more scalability, reliability, manageability, performance, and security.
The Windows 2008 Dedicated Server Boasts a New Server Manager
The Server Manager enables a user to control various roles and features of the operating system. It also guides the user by giving links to relevant information, troubleshooting problems, and access to useful tools. The User Interface (UI) of the new Server Manager makes it easier to set up the server and configure many of the operating systems features such as:
Active Dierctory Domain Services:
- Application Server
- DHCP Server
- DNS Server
- File Services
- Terminal Services
- Web Server
Improved Network Protection
As a leading colocation provider, Colocation America knows how important the security of a dedicated server is for any businesses. Windows 2008 Server Hosting comes with the new Network Access Protection (NAP) feature that allows for security policies to be set up for a network. These security policies are used when a client system tries to connect to the network. If they meet the requirements of the security policies then they are allowed through. If they don’t then they are put in a quarantined part of the network until someone gives the okay to allow them back into the network. Windows Server 2008 also ships with a bidirectional firewall that is enabled by default. The new firewall works seamlessly in the background to protect the system from any virtual threats. It automatically configures itself according to the setting made in the Server Manager. When a user enable or disable roles and features in the Server Manager the Windows firewall will automatically update its settings to make sure that only the required ports are open.