Windows Server 2016 is available as an upgrade for all our root servers and VPS with 100% SSD!
As already known from Windows Server 2012, you can choose between the Standard Edition and the Datacenter Edition when ordering Windows Server 2016.
If you are a new customer or place an additional order, you can select Windows Server 2016 as your operating system during the order process on our homepage. We kindly ask existing customers to send a short e-mail to our support department, then we will process the upgrade manually.
So what are the costs of Windows Server 2016 at Contabo?
First, the most important thing: As a special service for our customers, we offer Windows Server 2016 free of charge for the first two months - for every root server customer. In other words:
No costs apply for the use of Windows Server 2016 on a root server within the first two months.
If you opt for a root server at Contabo, you are free to choose between the two new versions as well as the previous versions of Windows Server 2012 – in addition to a broad selection of linux distributions. For most of our Dedicated Servers, Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition is available for 39.99€ per month (from the 3rd month, free of charge before). The Datacenter Edition is a bit more expensive with a monthly fee of 279.99€ (from the 3rd month, free of charge before); however, it offers the ambitious user additional possibilities, as for example in the field of virtualization.
If you opt for one of our VPS with 100% SSD disk space and add Windows Server 2016 as your operating system of choice, you automatically receive the premium Datacenter Edition. It is available from 5.99€ per month for our VPS – the final monthly fee depends on the chosen VPS model. Of course, all available linux distributions can be selected as the operating system for your VPS as well.