Host1Plus Switches to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard License
The international hosting provider Host1Plus introduces Windows Server 2012 Standard license for Cloud Servers ßeta, removes Windows Server 2012 Essentials license.
Earlier this year, Host1Plus introduced Windows Server 2012 Essentials for Cloud Servers ßeta. As an increased growth in Cloud Servers ßeta was seen and additional functionality introduced, Windows Server 2012 Essentials license is no longer keeping up with the increasing requirements, thus a shift towards Windows Server 2012 Standard license was taken.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard license is already available with new Windows Cloud Server orders and costs $10/month for each virtual machine the user owns. Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is mandatory with all Windows Cloud Server plans and billing cycles.
The company will no longer offer Windows Server 2012 Essentials with new orders. However, all customer who have purchased a Windows Cloud Server prior these changes, will continue to use the aforementioned license free of charge as long as they use the service.