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Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:24 AM

 

Recommend a good, cheap 4Gig Windows VPS????

I barely know what I'm doing so a little decent techs support would be needed, probably.

Actually could probably do with 3gig, and maybe even 2.

Thanks in advance!

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Reply Recommend a good, cheap 4Gig Windows VPS???? (Original post)
RandomAccess Jan 2018 OP
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2018 #1
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #2
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2018 #3
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2018 #5
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #6
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2018 #7
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #8
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2018 #9
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #10
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2018 #11
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #12
Egnever Jan 2018 #13
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #14
Egnever Jan 2018 #15
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #16


Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 11:58 AM

2. thanks -- but those are hosting

 

I just want the server and a Windows OS - desktop

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 12:45 PM

3. So you want a dedicated server?

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 03:44 PM

4. No, a virtual private server that runs a Windows OS, NOT for hosting a website,

 

but for running Windows software on it.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 06:11 PM

5. it might help if I understood the use n/t

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 08:08 PM

6. I want to be able to access it as a Remote Desktop

 

and run Windows software on it.

That's really all you need to know. It operates exactly like a Windows desktop! It has a notepad, usually Internet Explorer, Control Panel, all the Windows OS guts, etc.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 08:22 PM

7. Any reason you don't want to just buy a pc and use one you own? N/t

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 08:26 PM

8. Yes. I have a PC -- that's how I will access the Remote Desktop

 

which I only need on a temporary basis. A few months perhaps. Maybe less.

That's a lot of money saved, I'm sure you can see.

Edited: I also don't need ALL the stuff on a regular PC. Just a nice, sleek, remote desktop.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 08:29 PM

9. You could just rent a pc n/t

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 08:35 PM

10. Even better: I can rent a VPS !!

 


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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 09:36 PM

11. I guess I'm not sure why a regular VPS wouldn't work.

Do the web oriented services not pass port 3389?

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 9, 2018, 11:27 PM

12. I wouldn't know. However,

 

I suspect that I'd have to buy a Windows OS license and install it myself since they're set up for hosting, not as a Windows desktop. If that's even possible.

I don't know if there are hardware or firmware or whatever non-software considerations, but the ones I've looked at (non-hosting) had all kinds of variations to choose from. You can google and go look yourself, probably. Maybe the different configurations would mean something to you. The only one I understand (and that barely) is RAM.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:52 PM

13. Hmm so you would be using this from home?

 

Or is this something you want to access from the road?

Hard to understand what you are trying to accomplish here.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:03 PM

14. Have you ever used software that hogged computer resources????

 

THAT's what I'm trying to accomplish here. The specific software I intend to use doesn't matter.

However, I understand that VPSs are often used by gamers. I'm not a gamer, myself, but that's one use.

No, I don't need to access it from the road.

If you run Windows 10 on your desktop (I assume you have a desktop), enter "Remote Desktop" into Cortana and a window will pop up where you enter your VPS's IP address (if/when you have one) so you can connect to it.

Maybe Google can help you beyond this.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:11 PM

15. Just trying to understand what it is you are trying to do

 

So basically you are looking for somewhere to run software that requires a lot of processing power in order to take the load off your machine.

There are literally thousands of options for what you want.

Did you look at an Amazon offering theirs scale virtually infinitely depending on the resources needed. Not sure of the current costs though.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:16 PM

16. Amazon is one option but I don't want to use it.

 

But thanks.

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