Introduction to Windows Server
1&1 IONOS offers Cloud Servers with your choice of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016. Windows Server is part of the Windows NT family. This relative of the familiar Windows desktop environment is specialized for enterprise-level hosting, management, data storage, and other server-based tasks. Learn more about Windows Server in this overview, including management basics, security guidelines, and other tips and tricks.
Connecting to Cloud Server Windows via Remote Desktop
Learn how to connect to your Cloud Server Windows via Remote Desktop from a Windows 7 computer. The basic connection to a windows server is done via RDP (Remote Desktop). With this guide we will show you how to connect to your windows VM.
Basic Windows Server 2016 Security Measures
After creating a new Cloud Server with Windows 2016, there are several procedures we recommend you follow in order to increase the server's security. Learn the recommended "best practices" for a new Windows server, including changing the Administrator name, setting an Account Lockout Policy, and more.
Change the Administrator Name on a Cloud Server with Windows 2016
As a basic first security measure, we recommend you change the name of the Administrator account on a Cloud Server with Windows 2016. The Administrator user is the default user for all Windows accounts, and thus is frequently the target of brute-force password attempts. Changing the user name is an easy way to provide a higher level of security for your new server.
Install Updates on a Cloud Server with Windows 2016
One of the first and most important tasks to perform on a new Windows 2016 is to search for and install any necessary system updates. System updates are released often, and even a brand-new server will most likely have one or more updates ready to be installed. These updates can improve the performance of your server, patch security flaws, add extra functionality, and more.
Add A Website to Windows Server 2016 Using Host Headers
Learn how to configure a host header in order to add additional websites to a server with Windows Server 2016. This process allows you to host multiple websites with unique domain names on the same server and IP address.
Upload a Website to a Cloud Server with Windows 2016
Remote Desktop is considered the best way to transfer files to a server running Windows 2016. Unlike FTP, which is not secure, Remote Desktop is a secure method which does not expose your password. And unlike FTP, using Remote Desktop to transfer files does not require any additional setup on the server.
How to Write a Basic Shell Script
Learn how to write a basic Bash shell script. Although shell scripts can be long, complicated scripts which perform complex tasks, you can also learn how to write a simple shell script in 10 minutes. If you can run commands at the command line, learning how to write a basic Bash script is easy.
Install PHP on Windows Server 2016
PHP is a widely-used open source server-side scripting language which is well-suited for web development, and which can be embedded in HTML. Learn how to install PHP on a Cloud Server with Windows Server 2016.