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VPS vs VPN. which is better?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tonywhite, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. tonywhite

    tonywhite Newbie

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    Hi guys, recently I wanted to get a fb coupon and I saw that they recommend a VPN (i guess it is a Virtual Private Network) to open a paypal account and verify it witha VCC and then verify my FB account for ads from there.

    Now, I am about to get a VPS (virtual private server) account, but now I am wondering which is better the VPS or the VPN.
     
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They're totally different. That's like asking, "which is better a refrigerator or a couch?"

    One is for eating, one is for sitting.

    A VPS is a server that you connect to and run programs, browse the internet, share files, etc. A VPN is a connection to the internet that helps protect/anonymize you.
     
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  3. tonywhite

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    Thankyou, how can I get one VPN, which is the cheapest? I am thinking on boxpn.com
     
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    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    VPN - Surf Anonymous aka hide your ass.

    VPS - Running SEO tools,Hosting your sites etc.

    Now please tell us which is better :(
     
  5. train33223

    train33223 Newbie

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    They are diffrent things
     
  6. kzipp

    kzipp Newbie

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    Thanks!!!! this thread is helping me understand a couple of things
    so in a vps i install the website and the tools i want to use, so that it is not me doing it?
    and i use a vpn tunnel to connect to it? is it this how it works? thanks
     
  7. SimonRohde

    SimonRohde Regular Member

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    It's two different things. A VPN is a kind of a "proxy" there changes your ip adress. An VPS is a kind of a server.
     
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    stop bumping old threads which is 2 years back now its a warning !
     
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    A Virtual Private Network is a connection (usually [hopefully] encrypted) between your computer and another network. There are various uses for this. For example some businesses have VPNs which allow remote employees to connect to the internal network so they can view internal content, network drives, etc. VPNs are also used for anonymity - you connect to a VPN provider who provides you with an outbound connection to whatever site you go to. Essentially like an anonymizing relay, if you will. Since the traffic is encrypted, it's a good safety tool to use. I use a private VPN whenever I'm using a public Wifi spot.

    A Virtual Private Server is an 'instance' of an operating system running on a larger host. A dedicated server (which is usually quite expensive unless you're using Kimsufi or SoyouStart) is much more than many people need. With a VPS you can get a portion of the overall resources for a portion of the price. The operating system loads just like it were running on its own hardware, and is entirely private to you. You can manage it just like it was your own dedicated server. (This is somewhat different with an OpenVZ VPS, which uses 'containers' instead of true Virtual Machines).
     
  10. ds129

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    definitely a refrigerator
     
  11. EPC

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    both in conjunction with each other
     
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    If a VPN is kind of a proxy, are proxies still needed additionally or some things?