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Why host your own VPN/proxies when they can be bought for even cheaper?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by creativepotion, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    I am not getting something here; I've read from other forums that people are setting up their own 'private' VPN and proxies.
    I mean... VPN cost around $5 and proxies cost around $2 - from most sellers on BHW and lot of other places.

    A VPS will cost more than that, and extra for each proxies (which is normally $1.50 to $2 as well)
    Not to mention, most of the time, the proxies you buy from the same hosting provider will be from the same IP range/block.

    So why would someone setup their own VPS for this purpose?
    Am I missing something here?
     
  2. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    Any inputs on this? Thanks
     
  3. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Those who have more technical knowledge will be able to avoid both problems: costs and sequential IPs. Actual private proxies also have the benefit of reliability. Short of your host disabling your account, the proxies stay up.


    Private servers for proxies aren't good until you need atleast ~80 proxies or more reliability.
     
  4. Blog Rider

    Blog Rider Registered Member

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    Believe it or not, but you can actually get an unmannaged linux VPS for as low as $1 per month. Besides from that a VPS gives you more control, your IP is never shared, and you can use the VPS for other purpouses at the same time.
     
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    Send me a pm with the site ;)
     
  6. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    I would definitely like to know about this as well, and how much does an additional IP cost?
    As mentioned on my OP, most I find are $1.50 - $2.00

    Which is pretty much the same price as what I can buy from proxies provider.
     
  7. Blog Rider

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    There are more cheap VPS providers, but the cheapest I found was $6 semi-annually (I edited my post where I said $0.50), so that's $1 per month.

    However you will get a low-end unmannaged linux vps, and you're gonna need some basic knowlegde of Linux or be willing to learn.
     
  8. creativepotion

    creativepotion Regular Member

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    Thanks, PM received.

    Does it matter if the VPS is low-end or high-end for VPN/Proxies usage?
    I mean, if its for websites, I can see how it will help site speed etc. but for vpn/proxies, do they have any impact at all? thanks