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VPS necessary?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dinkerdok, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. dinkerdok

    dinkerdok Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm about to embark on some scraping and spamming.

    I'm wondering if I need a VPS? I would rather not as its just an extra cost, but I like the fact it's always on and easy to scale if needed and also it means I can use my PC for other things.

    It's just that I have social accounts of my own that Ive built up for years, so would hate to get banned on one of these.

    You think it's possible I could just use a virtual desktop (like vmware, or virtualbox), so all browser, cookies etc is kept clean/separate. Or is it possible my IP will be leaked (through proxies)?

    If I do go with a new VPS, is it necessary to go with a company outside of my legal jurisdiction?
     
  2. dinkerdok

    dinkerdok Newbie

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    Anyone?
     
  3. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello man,

    Can you explain why you think you need a VPS because I don't think you are pretty clear on it, so, I can help you!
     
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    alexhupburn Newbie

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    This part sounds reasonable. To avoid any leakage just use elite or high anonymous proxies.
     
  5. codeman1234

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  6. dinkerdok

    dinkerdok Newbie

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    To answer your question: I need a VPS because:

    I need to hide my IP
    With proxies I'm worried where proxies say they are elite but arent, so IP is shown.
    I need to do downloading also through it (maybe some p2p etc)
    Scraping with it
    Perhaps some fake traffic here and there
    Email sending etc

    I'm a linux admin so can easily set this up, but it would be much easier/cost less to do it at home.

    I think these answers have answered my question. It seems none of the issues will exist if I use a virtual desktop. The only issue is that I have to keep the computer on 24/7 - which is not impossible :)

    The key issue I'm worried about with proxies is if they say they are elite, but arent (so my ip gets shown) - it only takes once. You think it's worth getting a VPS on this basis alone? or just another expense really?

    Thanks for the advicez :)
     
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  7. napoolion

    napoolion Newbie

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    If you do not want to get banned at your main accounts, using VirtualBox and private VPN would do the job. If you are using same internet, same computer, you still risk with your main accounts. PM me if you want to know more.
     
  8. codeman1234

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  9. dinkerdok

    dinkerdok Newbie

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    Hi napoolion,

    I'm sorry I can't PM yet (not enough posts as I'm new). Is there any way you can PM me? I'm not sure?

    EDIT - AHH I just found out I can PM - whoop whoop!
     
  10. supereek

    supereek Regular Member

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    • virtual desktop
    • spoofed mac address
    • premium proxies

    goodluck
     
  11. dinkerdok

    dinkerdok Newbie

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    Cool, thx man.

    Just wondering, so does it go out like this:

    VirtualMachine -> VPN -> Elite Proxy???

    If so, nice one :) I reckon all I have to do is set up open VPN, and then set up proxies as normal - should be easy :)
     
  12. supereek

    supereek Regular Member

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    I don't think you need a vpn if u use elite proxies
     
  13. trendingseo

    trendingseo Newbie

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    You could use proxies alone, or vpn, or both, or a vps along with proxies etc. Many options.