Windows Core Server
Preview of the Vultr management interface for Windows Core on a mobile device.
Windows Core
Preview of the Vultr server deploy page control panel for Windows Core on a web browser.

Why choose Windows Core

As soon as you click deploy, the Vultr cloud orchestration takes over and spins up your instance in your desired data center.

Cloud Servers Powered By Windows Core

Windows Server Core 2016, 2019, and 2022 are purpose built server operating systems from Microsoft. Similar to the headless linux servers, Windows Server brings familiarity to the data center for Windows administrators with its graphical environment. Windows Server Core also offers many server-specific features such as Active Directory, IIS, Server Manager, and much more. It is secure out of the box, and includes an advanced firewall for locking down server applications.

Plan comparison

Windows license costs vary based on compute plan selection.

Storage CPU Memory Bandwidth Base Price License Price
55 GB SSD 1 CPU 2 GB 2 TB $10/mo $14/mo
65 GB SSD 2 CPU 2 GB 3 TB $15/mo $28/mo
80 GB SSD 2 CPU 4 GB 3 TB $20/mo $28/mo
160 GB SSD 4 CPU 8 GB 4 TB $40/mo $56/mo
320 GB SSD 6 CPU 16 GB 5 TB $80/mo $84/mo
640 GB SSD 8 CPU 32 GB 6 TB $160/mo $112/mo
1280 GB SSD 16 CPU 64 GB 10 TB $320/mo $224/mo
1600 GB SSD 24 CPU 96 GB 15 TB $640/mo $336/mo

Develop locally, deploy globally®

32 worldwide locations

Amsterdam NL
Atlanta, GA US
Bangalore IN
Chicago, IL US
Dallas, TX US
Delhi NCR IN
Frankfurt DE
Honolulu, HI US
Johannesburg ZA
London GB
Los Angeles, CA US
Madrid ES
Manchester GB
Melbourne AU
Mexico City MX
Miami, FL US
Mumbai IN
New Jersey, NJ US
Osaka JP
Paris FR
Santiago CL
São Paulo BR
Seattle, WA US
Seoul KR
Silicon Valley, CA US
Singapore SG
Stockholm SE
Sydney AU
Tel Aviv IL
Tokyo JP
Toronto CA
Warsaw PL
32 locations

Deploy your Windows Core instance

Choose from a wide range of products.

Easy to manage

Our easy-to-use control panel and API let you spend more time coding and less time managing your infrastructure.

Vultr Control Panel
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Dashboard on desktop
Vultr Control Panel - Choose Application
Vultr Control Panel - Choose server Location
Vultr Control Panel - Available Addons
Vultr Control Panel - One-Click Deploy
Vultr Control Panel - Backup Status
Vultr Control Panel - DDoS Status
Vultr Control Panel - Server Actions
Vultr Control Panel - Manage Server

Additional resources

Documentation and FAQs for Windows Core


How do I change the Windows hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling.

How do I keep Windows secure?

We recommend several security practices: Make sure you have automatic backups enabled. Keep your Windows server up-to-date with software and security patches. Use the Vultr firewall, the Windows firewall, or both. Use a standard user account for normal tasks. Log in with your administrator-level account only when performing admin tasks.

How do I reset the Windows Administrator password?
Where can I find networking help for Windows?

We have help available for many networking topics: Learn how to configure a virtual private cloud and configure static networking with multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses via the GUI, or in PowerShell. See our troubleshooting guide for general network issues, firewall questions, and see which network ports are blocked by default.

How do I recover a Windows instance that won't boot?

The Vultr Web Console is available if you cannot reach your server by SSH. See our recovery guide using bootable ISOs such as Finnix.

How does Windows Server licensing work?

Windows Server licenses are automatically included when provisioning instances with the Windows operating system. Existing Windows Server licenses cannot be transferred to Vultr.

How do I change the Windows hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling.

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