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Does it works that way?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Cewgg, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Cewgg

    Cewgg Regular Member

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    Recently, I noticed that my computer is a bit old now and it's probably the time to upgrade it.

    I have been wondering this way, that I should get build with a decent CPU such as intel i7 and pair it with plenty of ram. Then, I would basically run virtual machine (VMware to be exact) and feed that virtual machine with my tools (GSA SER, CB, UD.)

    Would that be smart decision to do? Mainly, the reason for all this would be using computer as VPS and cutting monthly subscription for VPS while using "normal" computer at the same time efficiently.


    Thanks, I would really like to know what you people think about this.
     
  2. CazuaL

    CazuaL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The reason the majority of people use VPS's is not only because their PC may lack power BUT they also don't have to worry about leaving the PC on 24/7 + you're talking about buying upgrades which are not cheap. VPS is the better/cheaper option.
     
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  3. Conor

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    It would be a waste of time IMO. Unless you're using cracked software and are trying to avoid viruses, there's no point running this stuff in a virtual machine. Just run it straight, it will probably be faster.
     
  4. I-marketer

    I-marketer Regular Member

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    You want to run multiple VMs using different proxies, or what is the purpose of this setup?
     
  5. King_James

    King_James Regular Member

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    Just build a nice powerful PC and run everything straight up.

    It can cost some money, but the results... are awesome.

    I'm working with a slow laptop right now, you can't even imagine the hell it is.
     
  6. davain

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    A vps is still better because it stays online indefinitely, but if you spend that much money to get a powerful pc in order to run all your programs then don't use VMs.

    That's like paying for a 16GB Ram then only allowing your programs to use 4GB for example.
     
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    People usually use vps because of the uptime and internet speed. If you are wanting to set up a server on your computer then that might be the best route.
     
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    The best and the most effective upgrade which you can do - is to add a SSD disk to your PC. It'l give huge increase in performance for few buck's. Set up your system and VM on it.
     
  9. boberbrian

    boberbrian Registered Member

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    I have already done what you are trying to achieve..

    I have a PC at home running 24/7. It's an old intel E2400 with 4gb of ram. it works pretty well.

    I added 2 fans, just to make sure that it won't get hot if a fan goes off..

    It's been working for the last 4 months, every month I restart it.

    The PC was bought for $50 and it's monthly electricity costs about $7/month.

    Do your math and see if it fits your needs.

    For me it's great because I can access it anywhere (even from my smartphone) using VNC and I can configure it as much as I want.

    Good luck mate :)

    EDIT:
    After reading the comments I thought of some stuff I would like to share:
    * do not use VM's unless you have a real good reason for that - it's slower, it's another chain in the loop which can break things easily, it's not 100% compatible with all the software, etc
    * for me as long as I don't have to wait for my automations to end, it doesn't matter if it's fast or not.. :) I'm happier to get up in the mornning and see the results! don't care if it's fast or slowly
    * when you buy second hand electrics you should check the capacitors and make sure they are not blown/almost blown


    I will be happy to assist you if you give some information regarding your automatic tools
     
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  10. hpasha

    hpasha Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    using VM for SEO tools is a bad idea. Save the cost and get a low-Cost VPS
     
  11. ID Internet Marketer

    ID Internet Marketer Senior Member

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    if you run seo tools for small campaign only, go ahead. but if not, using vps is recommended advice. or maybe buy dedicated server.