Hello, I'm freshmen in VPS hosting and I have few questions. I'm going to purchase VPS, I just want to know what can I expect out of it. I have sort of list of questions that I need answers to, so any help will be appreciated! I don't expect shared 100mpbs to be at that speed, I expect 5-10mbps. That's cool with me as I'm on 1mb now, so that's pretty slow... #1 Am I going to be able to run software just as I'm going to run it from my own computer only faster? Meaning, I log in, start software and will it grab results at let's say 5mb (as it's VPS speed) instead of my 1mb speed? #2 Can I start whatever software I want there and it will run like on my computer - just faster? #3 Am I going to be able to have Apache/MySQL there (or it's pre-installed)? #4 If I connect to VPS and start software to run, then I disconnect, will that software keep running until it finishes or until I check on it? #5 If I download file from web or if I have it on VPS and I want to upload it on some other place on the web (let's say video), will it be uploaded by VPS speed or my speed? Thank you all for your answers upfront. I know some of the questions will seem silly, but I'm complete newbie in this and answering to ANY of those questions will do well for me. Tnx again.