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VPS question from someone who's never used one

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Furious George, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    How does a VPS work?

    Does it work like a virtual machine that is hosted on another persons server?

    Can it have an operating system like windows 7 or xp so it can run programs?

    Can I remotely login and access it from any where?

    How does a VPS connect to the internet?

    Can someone recommend some good vps companies?



    Sorry for the noob questions, and thanks for any help you can give :cool:
     
  2. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    A VPS is the equivalent of a remote computer that you govern from your own. It generally runs inside a virtual machine on the server but that's irrelevant for you, the end user. It can run any operating system (including linux, windows, solaris, whatever else) and it can even act as a VPN or proxy with the right software running. But for the simplest use think of having a remote PC that you can use as your own.
     
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    Works like real pc except sound and very low graphics.
    Yes it works like virtual machine > you know about it
    There are vps providers who offer win7 and a few offer win xp
    Yes use RDP
    They use datacenter's IP addresses and backbone connection.
    There are a few win7 vps provider on bhw too.
     
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  4. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    How does it connect to the internet? (for the purposes of creating an email account, for instance)
     
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    you will get 1 or 2 Static ips

    so you can not use for multiple email creation.

    you will need to use private proxies or scraped public proxies.
     
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  6. greenbay

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    There are two types of VPS, windows vps and linux vps. I think you are looking for a windows vps. VPS connects to the internet using its own backbone connection you can remote login to it and access programs. There are many vps providers. When you select please check the features of the packages so you can decide what's the most suitable for you.
     
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  7. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the info! Much appreciated.
     
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    answers in red :)
     
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    Does it work like a virtual machine that is hosted on another persons server?
    Simply it's a remote computer running on the VPS provider's location.

    Can it have an operating system like windows 7 or xp so it can run programs?
    Most of the time these systems are intended to work as servers(eg. hosting), so they are powered by server optimized OS like windows 2003/2008 server OS. Some do provide windows xp/7 as VPS but are not very common.

    Can I remotely login and access it from any where?
    You can remotely login to VPS using applications like "Remote Desktop Connection"(default windows RDP client) and access them like a local computer

    How does a VPS connect to the internet?
    VPS should have a public IP for connectivity and the client(Remote Desktop Connection) will use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to send and receive the data over the internet.
     
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