“Hello, I found out that my server has restarted unintentionally. Do you have any idea why?”. Our technical support receives precisely this question over and over again. Unfortunately, we reply by asking another question: “How did you configure automatic updates?”, and the customer is not sure. One of the most frequent causes for the restart of a virtual server running MS Windows is the above-mentioned automatic update feature.
In the default setting, the IPv4 and IPv6 address is assigned to the server by the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). However, this protocol is not suitable for the server environment and therefore static IP addresses should be configured. Go back to the Server Manager and open the Local Server menu; then, select the Ethernet option by clicking on IPv4 address assigned by DHCP, IPv6 enabled.
Some time ago we published a guide on how to set a static IP address in the Windows operating system on your VPS. The reason for publishing this process is the fact that IP addresses are assigned to VPS by DHCP. However, the DHCP protocol is not intended for deployment, and therefore it is suitable to set a static IP address for a virtual server.
No more driving around the entire datacenter and searching for some free parking spot! Now you can choose from 6 parking spots, which are located 10 metres from our datacenter entrance.
The Coolhousing Datacenter offers now even more stable, faster and more available virtual servers services. On Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, a scheduled upgrade was made and, thereby the quality of virtualization services in all parameters was improved significantly.
Many technicians and clients spend a lot of time in the foyer of our datacenter. For a long time, we've been thinking how to make your work and visit more enjoyable. And since we know that most IT administrators love good coffee, we've placed a new automatic coffee maker in our foyer that will make great coffee in a few seconds.
Based on an internal security analysis, the Coolhousing Datacenter has decided to take several precautions within the VNC console, which is available for all virtual servers. These precautions will increase not only the security but also the performance of virtual servers (VPS) and virtual dedicated servers (VDS).