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.


About Host1Plus

Host1Plus is an international virtualization solutions provider, offering VPS and Cloud Servers ßeta services. Host1Plus provides affordable and customizable solutions to meet the needs of developers, web designers, SMBs in managing their own assets while utilizing Host1Plus in-house developed and well documented powerful API.

Founded in London, UK, in 2008, the company now has a global presence with multiple data centers and local support teams in Africa, Europe, North & South America.