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Someone break down a VPS for me

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by zsimpson22, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. zsimpson22

    zsimpson22 Regular Member

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    So what is the break down of vps website hosting? I understand that you have a certain amount of resources, its like having one dedicated room in an apartment building, etc., but how come I hear people talking about running GSA on their VPS, using them for email marketing, and running other programs/bots through them? This sounds more like a proxy to me? If it is website hosting, then how does all this other stuff come into play? Yes, I've only used shared hosting for those that are thinking it. Lol
     
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    zsimpson22 Regular Member

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    No one can help me here?
     
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    Well you mentionned a few advantages of a windows VPS already.
    Prox the applications over a remote computer to free some ressources on your computer, being able to stop the computer while your bots / programs are running for you and in some country saving you some bandwidth usage.

    But the other great benefit is about the inet speed which is quite high generally way higher than a land line connection (500 mbps at least)

    Then, some users are using the windows vps for web hosting as well. (linux are widely recommanded for it though in 90% of the cases)
     
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    HostStage really nailed it all above. You want to think of your VPS as exactly what it is - your virtual private server. It can run on windows, Linux, or any other operating system with which it is compatible. What you do on your VPS is up to you. Some people use them for torrent seed boxes. Some people use them for server to server video file transfers. Some people use them to host websites. People like myself use virtual machines inside a huge custom built home computer to accomplish the same types of goals.

    As HostStage pointed out the biggest benefits are upload and download speeds, and having your home system not be impaired while using complicated SEO softwares or using your VPS for other nefarious(or upstanding) purposes. In the end if you don't really know what a VPS is or what it is for - you have not reached the stage of your IM career where it is necessary for you to have one.
     
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    For those who may need this info:

    In windows search bar: Remote desktop connection
    This is where you go to connect to vps from your computer (RDP)
     
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    Thank you a lot for the help bud. We will have to agree to disagree on this statement though ^^ knowing what a vps is, is not common knowledge. The only way to advance yourself and know if you are ready to use something, is by learning what it is and if it is up to standards that you hold for your next project.

    This is the equivalent of saying something like "If you aren't up to the point to where you know how to drive a car, then you just shouldn't drive a car." Well how are you ever going to learn if you never get behind the wheel?
     
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    Like you mention a vps is like owning you own condo in a building. You will have less restrictions and as you are allotted your own IP address it allows you to run more options in regards to software and configurations. You are not limited by the ISP in certain regards like on a shared IP with your neighbors. A vps is usually granted more resources than other hosting (bandwidth transfer, memory, cpu, etc) but you can grab almost any size slice.
     
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    Shared hosting is just access to a VPS or Dedicated server through a limit-access control panel type web software.

    With a VPS you have full root access to the OS, with (usually but not always) reboot/reinstall operations as well. Thus, you can install Windows 7 on a VPS (if it has the option to do local ISO installs), and run your marketing apps like that.

    It has no correlation with being a proxy or VPN.