Windows is the best platform to deploy ASP based applications. By default, internet information services (IIS) is included in all windows server installations. Additionally, one can run most common web based technologies. If IIS is not to your liking, you can deploy Apache web server.
For your database connectivity, you are spoilt for choice. There is a Microsoft based SQL server commonly used alongside asp. Net .For the open source developers, Mysql and Postgresql will run smoothly. If this describes your tastes then you need windows VPS.
If you are not comfortable with your mail being hosted by a third party, then you need VPS. Introducing smartermail, an email management software that will get you sending and receiving mails in minutes. It does more than just email management; you can sync contacts, calendars and tasks from Microsoft outlook, Apple mail and even smart phones running on windows, android or apple.
Business-critical systems are systems on which business performance is heavily dependent. An e-commerce system aptly falls under this category. Setting up an e-commerce system on a hosting whose resources are unreliable may make your e-commerce site unavailable at times. As a result, customers will shy away from transacting on your site and this could spell doom for your business.
You may find your business is expanding and as such requiring more data storage and consuming more bandwidth. With a VPS plan, you can place your systems on a hosting that will grow with you. No more being locked out because you have exceeded the bandwidth (common in shared hosting).Just scale up to a higher VPS Package and your site will continue running.
Here are few advantages for Windows VPS. Administrator privileges on the server.
The OS is all yours! Customize it, tweak it and even get rid of any apps that you don’t need. Do whatever pleases you (within reasonable limits of course). You can set up a bot or run a cron job as frequently as you want. Reliability of resources.
The OS on a VPS runs on a redundant hardware. A faulty hard disk can be replaced without even a second of downtime on your server, since there is a mirror instance of your OS environment. There is also an emerging trend of using SSD (solid state drives)as opposed to HDDs(hard disk drives).SSDs have no latency experienced by HDDs when accessing data across disks, and thus SDDs are faster. Security
A VPS is not entirely hack-proof, but it’s definitely more secure. If a hacker accesses a shared hosting account, one can navigate to other accounts and reign terror on them as well.However; in a VPS, a hacker cannot launch massive attacks on multiple accounts.