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I finally found a VPS (virtual private server) that works for me

  • Written by Sum Random Guy on Wednesday 25 June 2014 in the category Servers with the tags , .

I've been looking for a good VPS, Virtual Private Server, that works for me.  Every one I've tried has been insanely expensive (even Amazon's "free" tier would run $300 per month for a small number of bots) or lagged so badly because they were oversold.  

SoftSys Hosting at http://members.softsyshosting.com/aff.php?aff=718 is the first one I've found that works very well and is affordable.  $20 per month will get a good VPS that can actually handle what I'm asking of it.  $60 per month can get a very beefy machine indeed.

What is VPS?  Just a rented computer where someone else pays for the hardware and electricity.  They rent you an entirely private computer for your own use.  Effectively, that's all it really is.  No magic.  It doesn't do anything special for you.  It doesn't gain you any additional benefits over having your own computer.  It's just a computer that someone else runs.  

A "server" isn't special.  As a matter of fact, it's almost always smaller and slower than a computer you'd buy for your home.  There is nothing special with a server at all.  That's why I had such a hard time finding one that worked for me.  They are all smaller than a computer I have at home.  With that in mind, why did I go looking?  Well, I got tired of having the computer at home for this.  I just use a remote desktop tool to remotely control this VPS and do what I need to do.  It's not eating my Internet bandwidth, isn't eating my electricity, doesn't require me to maintain the hardware.  I just remote in and play.

Click on the link above.  The choice you want is Unmanaged under the Windows VPS Hosting (where they say starting at $9.88/mo).  In there, choose Eco 2 or Eco 3.  Choice is yours.  Note the price they show is if you sign up for 24 months.  Scroll down and you'll get the monthly or annual pricing.  29.95/month or $59.95/month respectively.  

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