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Trying to understand what a VPS does... cement it for me.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lykathe, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

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    Yo, I just got a investor for my operations, and I'm trying to understand exactly what a VPS does.

    My assumption is that it's like a computer that I rent, and control remotely, with nice specs and high speed internet, that I can use Scrapebox with highspeeds on and such. Am I on point? haha.
     
  2. jwseo

    jwseo Newbie

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    Pretty much on point. It allows you to buy a "piece" of a server but gives you root access to everything so it acts essentially as a dedicated server. You can run all of your tools via remote desktop (assuming you get a windows VPS). You can also host websites using a VPS as well if you wish.
     
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    One major benefit of VPS servers is most hosts will allow you to reinstall the OS with a click of a button. So if you mess something up you can start over. Which is good for linux servers, if you don't really know what you're doing (like me).
     
  4. Biggles

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    A VPS is a virtualised server. So one physical server is running a bunch of virtual machines. Have you ever used something like Virtual PC, or VMware to do something like run Linux on Windows? That's basically what a VPS - an operating system within an operating system. It's a bit like an emulator in some ways.

    Thing is though, there can be many many VPSes per physical server, so be careful of who you choose, otherwise it could be very slow.