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Discussion in 'YouTube' started by tchashow, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. tchashow

    tchashow Power Member

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    I'm confused as to what the difference is. I just got a VPS so I could upload videos to youtube faster but I also thought I could change my ip. Can I do that and if so how? Or should I get VPN instead? Will that still allow me to upload my videos faster?
     
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    A VPS is a server. You basically have a server of your own which has only 1 IP. This IP is unique though and you're the only one using it. Usually VPS servers have great internet connection with insanely fast internet speeds. You cant switch IP though.
    You can connect to the server through remote desktop on a windows PC.

    A VPN is not a server. It's also used by more people (multiple people using same IP's) You can use a vpn on your VPS server (which is what a lot of people do, including me). You can also use a vpn connection with your normal PC or a virtual machine. When connecting to a vpn connection, all internet activity on your pc is basically sent to the vpn server (tunnelled), which then sends it to the website you're navigating to. That way, the website you're browsing to thinks you're using the VPN IP. Because of this tunelling, a vpn will be a bit slower than your usual internet connection (especially slower than a normal vps connection).

    But if you can find some good vpn servers (hma, strong vpn, etc), you should have great speeds. And yes, with VPN's you can use multiple IPs. For example, HMA VPN is like $10 a month and allows you to change unlimited between 80 IPs. StrongVPN.com is a bit weird because they limit you to like 8 IP changes per month, so they suck.

    So basically, upload speed will be a higher on a VPS itself, but then you have only 1 IP (which is unique and you're the only user). A VPN is a tunnelling network which's IP's are being used by multiple people, upload speeds are a bit slower (but still doable) and you can change between lots of IP's.


    Now that you're gonna use them for youtube uploading, I'm not experienced with that at all, but I've seen a lot of threads going by here saying it's kinda difficult and that a lot of IP's are blacklisted (maybe including HMA VPN IP's). So you should definitely ask some experienced members about these blacklisted IP's etc. But for now, I recommend you to go for VPN.
     
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  3. tchashow

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    Thank you so much for your response. That helped me a lot! I think I'm going to keep my VPS because I like the upload speeds and maybe use a VPN on my VPS like you suggested. You're awesome! Thanks
     
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    A vPS would be best for you since you really need good speeds to upload mass videos, not to mention some VPN's are shared with many people and they are only as fast as your connection to the VPN.
     
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    Really hard to setup VPN on VPS. :(
     
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    Lol!? Not if you use a program like openVPN.
     
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    Anybody know how to transfer the files I want to upload to my VPS server without copying and pasting? I tried copying and pasting but its going to take forever. I need a faster way
     
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    how do you mean copy paste? You can't copy paste to the vps, can you? I always use dropbox, lol. It's indeed annoying as hell, haha!
     
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    How to do it dude?
    I tried before, then I can't access to my vps anymore.. :( LOL..
    Since my VPS IP has changed.
     
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    True that. I've had so many issues with that as well... Sometimes it indeed did that, lol... But now it doesn't do that for me anymore. You should connect to an open VPN instead of a PPTP. PPTP indeed made the complete VPS IP change. Open vpn seems to work fine for me. I can still connect to the VPS IP.
     
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    Thanks... Will try..
     
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    Amazing information. I am just about to get a few VPS's. BTW what is everyone paying for a windows based VPS? I am looking for some around 6-9$ per month.
     
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    I kind of doubt that you will find one that cheap and if you do it will have like 512mb of ram.
     
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    yes u can copy and paste. with drop box can u transfer large file sizes (500mb) fast?
     
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    Check out berman hosting. The cheapest is $9.99 and 25% off for U.S. customers. The next level is $15.99. I have that one and I'm really impressed with the speeds. Usually it takes me 5 hours to upload a 12 minute file to youtube. It only took me 10 minutes to upload a 65 minute file to youtube which is amazing imo
     
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    Anyone know of a cheap VPS site that allows for additional IP's?
     
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    i can use VPS
     
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    I use a VPN.
     
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    A VPS is much better since VPN's can be blacklisted on some websites and finding a dedicated
    IP is like finding a needle in a haystack.

    RedClover
     
  20. Alex_88

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    Guys, I'm form Argentina and want to run a Miami based Paypal account.
    Since VPN are discouraged, I want to buy a VPS in Miami and then acces to the Paypal account from my home computer through Remote Desktop.
    So I would be logging to Paypal from Miami right?

    The thing is: I have no idea how to do this. I've searched on some pages that offer vps but don't understand much, and have read the whole thread but still don't know how to do it.

    If you could help me from here or via PM, since I'm new and cant PM any of you, that would be great!

    Thanks!