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Do VPS's Actually Increase The Speed Of Your PC?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SpiderBlast, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. SpiderBlast

    SpiderBlast BANNED BANNED

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    I have researched this question for a couple hours yesterday and still can't understand
    how VPS's work.

    I found a thread on BHW and people basically said that it both increases speed AND
    preserves system resources. But I am confused as how exactly this is possible. It seems
    to defy the laws of physics or something.

    I have an intel core 2 duo
    2gb ram
    When tested with http://www.speedtest.net/ my speeds are:
    Download - 22.29 MBPS
    Upload - 4.53 MBPS

    I have no idea if that's fast. But all I know is there is a delay when opening windows on the
    internet, and programs run fairly slow on my PC. I had it checked out with IOLO Software
    and it says I have tons of registry errors, broke hardrive files, too many programs, too
    much shit basically.

    I haven't formatted my PC in like 6 years because a lot of the software I want to save /
    backup before I clean out my computer.

    I also planned on buying a SECOND PC fairly soon, just so I can install my most important
    marketing tools and keep it clean. Then my old PC I will use for shittying up with experimental
    software / torrents and what not.

    FOR NOW THIS IS MY QUESTION -

    HOW in the world does a VPS make a computer faster? Am I actually logging on to someone
    elses system, and using their computer and their resources? And even if I am, won't the
    SPEED OF MY COMPUTER act as a bottleneck to the speed of their VPS? I do not understand
    how it is PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE. My computer will still be shittied up with broken files, registry
    problems so won't that effect the speed of the VPS?

    I want to know if a VPS is basically the same as having a new computer, with the specs that
    the VPS has. Because I don't think this is possible like I said. That would mean that a person
    could buy the shittiest, slowest computer possible, then rent out a VPS and have lightening
    speeds, resources, etc.

    What am I missing here?
    I wanted the VPS to offload GSA and Scrapebox, but I'm not understanding HOW I'm using
    someone elses resources. The speed and efficiency of MY PC should bottleneck their resources?

    Am I wrong?

    -SB
     
  2. starvinmarvin14

    starvinmarvin14 Regular Member

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    A VPS is like having another computer somewhere in the world with a different internet connection. So it does not affect any resources on your home computer.

    I think what people mean is that you no longer have to run those types of programs (GSA and Scrapebox) on your home computer so it will free up resources. But, it will not make your home computer faster because it is not connected in any way.

    The only time you connect to a VPS, is through Remote Desktop, which is where you can control the mouse and keyboard on the other system. When a page or program loads on your VPS, it is doing it on the other end (using resources of the VPS) and only transferring the image back to you. It DOES NOT affect the performance of your computer at all.
     
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  3. Mistajack19

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    Having a VPS is just like having a virtual computer. You connect to it through Remote desktop, it doesn't make YOUR computer go faster; it's simply another computer.
     
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  4. cooltoad

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    Well here is how a VPS works:

    Think of the VPS as a computer just like yours, but only with better specs and more bandwidth.
    Now when you connect to the VPS, all that your PC has to do is load the graphics. Think of it as loading a Youtube video in the browser. The VPS is only streaming a visual graphic to your PC.
    Any commands that you give like clicking and typing do not need much hardware resources.
    Basically, your local PC is not getting upgraded. You are just renting an advanced PC and logging into it remotely.
    You give commands like running GSA and then GSA will use the VPS's resources and not your local PC's.
    All that your PC has to do is load the desktop(graphic) of the VPS.
    So if your PC can comfortably load YT videos, you can use a VPS without any issue.
    BTW, how much RAM do you got(local PC)?

    cheers
    CT
     
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  5. jethro

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    You may find some useful videos in youtube on how to connect to a vps and better understand how it work.

    try to search for seo vps or bhsvps
     
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  6. articlesarthors

    articlesarthors Newbie

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    A VPS (Virtual Private Server) in simple terms is just a virtual computer located elsewhere in the world which you connect through remotely. If your computer is quite dated then a VPS can be used to facilitate the use of programs which require the latest hardware.
     
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  7. SpiderBlast

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    THIS IS AWESOME THANK YOU GUYS.

    I've had a real hard time understanding the logic behind VPS's, and you guys 100% answered my questions.

    I'm still a bit shocked that this is even possible (gaining more speed / resources without another computer)
    but either way its time to get a VPS. This is awesome.

    thanks again,

    -SB
     
  8. articlesarthors

    articlesarthors Newbie

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    I'm glad I could be of assistance, just make sure to properly shop around for a cheap and fast one if you do decide to hire one. You can usually get them relatively cheap and if they are located in your home country then they are usually pretty speedy too :)
     
  9. Paper-Boy

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    A VPS is basically another "computer" that you can access through your computer using remote desktop. Of course, I'm referring to a Windows VPS.

    Internet speed will greatly depend on the host but if you go for the reputable ones, the speeds are usually high and consistent.