Despite its age and lack of ongoing support, Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise remains an ideal OS for forex VPS hosting, due to its robustness and small resource footprint. Compared to Windows Server 2008 and 2012, Server 2003 requires a significantly smaller amount of RAM to sustain its background processes, making it an excellent choice for smaller forex VPS servers.
FXVM fully supports Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise, and packages with it most of the same features and enhancements as our other forex VPS templates. Below you can see a few screenshots of the standard Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise forex VPS deployment:
As you can see, the GUI appearance is much like a typical computer running Windows Server or Windows XP, however the magic lies in the underlying hardware and network connectivity!
Before Windows Server 2012 Standard was released to mainstream support, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise served as our primary Forex VPS template. It is still updated and available for use, though Windows Server 2012 is recommended for optimized performance and forward compatibility.
In addition to applications like TickStory (tick data downloader) and FileZilla (FTP client), our forex VPS templates include built-in enhancements to help optimize the server environment for running forex- and trading-related software.Posted on the FXVM Blog: https://fxvm.net/blog/windows-server-2008-forex-vps-template-virt-tech