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Questions regarding a VPS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by myhomestartup, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    First off, let me say that I am happy to give rep to anyone that can help me out.

    I'm trying to get my head wrapped around what a VPS does and how it runs.

    Here is some info about me:
    I have a windows computer (windows 7)
    Primary usage of VPS would be to run SB, BMD, and Vagex

    Right now, I am running vagex 24 hours, and doing 1 or 2 BMD/SB blasts per day.
    Would like to do more.

    How exactly does a VPS work?
    And what kind would I need? (investment dollars too)

    Thanks for any help/insight you can provide :)
     
  2. PlayTime

    PlayTime Junior Member

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    amazing timing reading this post! i also was just now researching this (VPS)... i also will give a +rep to the helpful chap (or gal) but I'm more interested in finding a comprehensive guide for email marketing tho
     
  3. CandyLand

    CandyLand Regular Member

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    You install Windows onto a VPS and it runs as a remote desktop. You connect to it via "Remote Desktop Connection" on Windows (also a free version for Macs), and when you open it up, it looks exactly like a computer within a computer and you can install software onto it just as you would any computer. Pretty simple. Just make sure you get one with windows and not linux. There are several good companies in the sales threads.
     
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  4. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    Extremely helpful post! I know it was basic, but I didn't really have an understanding of how it worked :)Rep Given.So when you say that "you install Windows onto a VPS", do you have to have a special windows license?Or are you just saying that you can find a windows VPS, meaning it already has windows installed?
     
  5. thxflash

    thxflash Power Member

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    You use a VPS just like your home computer, except you connect to it through remote desktop (it comes with Windows). Once connected it will look and work just like your home computer and you can access it from anywhere in the world. Your applications can continue running even when you disconnect from the VPS.

    Check out my signature for a very affordable and powerful VPS.

    I hope that helps you!
     
  6. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Having a VPS is just like having a dedicated server. You get root access and can do almost anything. The only difference is you share resources with other people. You dont need a special license, the host will provide it for you. To access the VPS you will use Remote Desktop (Protocol) for Windows or SSH for linux based operating systems. All the information to connect should be provided by your host.

    As for what is good, windows normally requires a minimum of 1 gig to run smoothly without anything else running. Add scrapebox and other programs and you're probably looking at 2 gigs of ram. For bandwith you will need to find one that either has 1gbps or a host that puts very few people on a VPS.
     
  7. CandyLand

    CandyLand Regular Member

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    Both are available, blank VPS or ones with Windows Server 2008 already installed. I'd go for the latter if you're new to this :)