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  1. #1

    Need help choosing correct service for my needs

    HI All,

    New member with a few questions...

    This is what I am looking for...

    VPS server I can use for the following...

    *Need to host 50-100 websites...
    *Need to use as a virtual computer to run SEO tools such as Scrapebox, Ubot...etc.
    *Need to be able to buy addition IP's for my websites
    *Need to use as a proxy server
    *Would like to be able to run other Windows based software

    I am not familiar with Linux, so I would like a UI I can use.
    I can learn Linux commands if choosing a Linux OS will be better than Windows OS.
    I live in China, so I would be accessing the server from here (this is why I need to use as a proxy server) and most of my website customers will be from USA.

    What hardware requirements will I need?
    What OS is best for me?
    What UI is best?
    Where should the server be located for all around best results?

    THANKS for any help or advice in my VPS quest.

    Wylie

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    Just one note, you can not run scrapebox on Linux, so you must search for a windows VPS.
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    Thanks, but I should be able to find a Windows simulator I can use..

    I don't know which one would be the best to use, if anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated.

    thanks
    Wylie

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    It won't work with simulators. You must get windows VPS at least.
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    Could I use 1 dedicated server and partition the HDD, or would you guys suggest I use 2 separate VPS?
    If separate, would I use the same company and same service or would you recommend I use 2 different companies in different areas?

    Thanks
    Wylie

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    Making HDD partitions does not mean that you can make VPS, you need to get a complete virtualized environment setup.
    Last edited by Andrew-x; 10-17-2013 at 09:21 PM.

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    You can get Linux VPS very cheap that will run a good volume of web sites (naturally the volume of traffic will determine the number of sites that will sit on it).

    You can then buy a separate VPS for your Windows needs.

    You could get a dedicated server and run it as a host node for your own personal VPS but I'd say that's a lot more work than you really want to go down unless you know what you're doing.

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    I'm looking for the most efficient and cost effective solution.

    If I need a VPS for..
    hosting websites
    using as a proxy server
    add additional IP's
    I would need a Linux based VPS....

    To run Windows software and SEO tools, I would need a Windows OS VPS

    What about using a WIndows VPS to run all the above?

    Thanks
    Wylie

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    Anyone else with suggestions?

    Thanks in advance
    Wylie

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylie99 View Post
    Anyone else with suggestions?

    Thanks in advance
    Wylie
    Greetings,

    you ask for cost effective ?
    I suggest you separate this to two VPS machines.

    For the Linux server - Strongly suggest NOT to use a Desktop GUI, you do not need to learn too many commands,
    as there are great control panels such as DirectAdmin or cPanel which has plenty of documentation.

    For Windows Server - be aware that licensing fee apply also for Virtual machines,
    so do not expect the same price for Linux VS Windows ( in hardware specs ).

    In general, To add additional IP's you will have to provide *Proper Documented Justification* for usage,
    as all the services you listed could be run on a single IP.

    be careful when you run a proxy, as an Open Proxy could be devastating for performance and security,
    I suggest you install an Auth based proxy system at least.

    as proxy servers are naturally not a secure way to communicate, I could say that a proper way to make a remote proxy connection would be using a proper VPN service, like a checkpoint / fortigate box, but again, this is less or more cost effective. ( depending who you ask. )
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    best to get VPS nearest to your location.
    If you customer most from USA, then you should looking for location like Seattle, LA, etc.
    As long as you can justify why you need the IP, I believe the host willing to offer you.
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    THANKS guys for your help and insight.

    Looks like I have to go with 2 servers...

    Would 512mb be enough RAM for my Linux server? Mainly hosting 50 websites.
    I would probably go with 2GB RAM on my Windows VPS.

    Thanks
    Wylie

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylie99 View Post
    THANKS guys for your help and insight.

    Looks like I have to go with 2 servers...

    Would 512mb be enough RAM for my Linux server? Mainly hosting 50 websites.
    I would probably go with 2GB RAM on my Windows VPS.

    Thanks
    Wylie
    While 512MB RAM Linux VPS should be OK, I'll recommend 1GB (you should be able to increase it at later stage as well as long as your provider supports).

    Good luck!
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    THANKS........one more ????
    WHat Linux OS would you recommend?
    CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu?

    Thanks
    Wylie

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    Centos and then debian.

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    I see many providers charge LOTS for Cpanel, is there a "free" solution I can use, or at least cheaper than $15/mo?
    Thanks
    Wylie

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylie99 View Post
    I see many providers charge LOTS for Cpanel, is there a "free" solution I can use, or at least cheaper than $15/mo?
    Thanks
    Wylie
    Most generally price of CPanel will be between $10-$15 (varies from provider). You may get it free with Managed Providers but it will again be a premium cost of entire package..
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    Quote Originally Posted by wylie99 View Post
    I see many providers charge LOTS for Cpanel, is there a "free" solution I can use, or at least cheaper than $15/mo?
    Thanks
    Wylie
    DirectAdmin is cheaper but do check it does everything you need it to do.

    If your websites are busy, getting more RAM would be worthwhile. It'll make a big difference to your customer's sites.

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