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    Exclamation Need managed VPS with VNC

    Hey all,

    I need a VPS server and I was hoping I can get pointed in the right direction. My ONLY requirements for the server is that it is managed and will come installed (or will be installed for me) with a VNC server so I can login with my vnc viewer. The only thing that will be done on this server is a web browser like firefox will be used for standard web browsing a couple times a day.

    Absolutely no emails, no bandwidth intensive tasks, no large file storage, no domains, nothing! Just browsing the internet.

    I'm looking for a USA server with good uptime,responsive support and hopefully <$20 a month or so.

    Any recommendations?

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    you can install vnc with graphic interface easily or want hoster to install it,if you need a vps just for browsing not need managed server!
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    I realize I can install it myself. But I am not well versed in the using SSH. It took me half an hour to install firefox, last time I tried to do something like that! I would want the hosting company to do it for me.

    The reason I thought I need managed is that I know every once in a while there is a random bug or problem ,so I would need them to fix it. For example, on one VPS I have used in the past, every couple weeks the internet browser would stop working and its always because somehow the resolv.conf would be reset. So they would have to go in and fix it ( I wouldn't know where to start).

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by socialpro15 View Post
    I realize I can install it myself. But I am not well versed in the using SSH. It took me half an hour to install firefox, last time I tried to do something like that! I would want the hosting company to do it for me.

    The reason I thought I need managed is that I know every once in a while there is a random bug or problem ,so I would need them to fix it. For example, on one VPS I have used in the past, every couple weeks the internet browser would stop working and its always because somehow the resolv.conf would be reset. So they would have to go in and fix it ( I wouldn't know where to start).

    Thanks
    so why you don't use windows vps for browsing? normally managed services comes with an admin panel for example cPanel / DirectAdmin which used for hosting.
    you can do some things such as mentioned errors by yourself if you have access to root or vnc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ServerSub View Post
    so why you don't use windows vps for browsing? normally managed services comes with an admin panel for example cPanel / DirectAdmin which used for hosting.
    you can do some things such as mentioned errors by yourself if you have access to root or vnc.
    While I physically CAN install VNC myself and troubleshoot errors myself(regardless of OS), the point is I don't have the time and that is why my requirements are what they are.

    Any suggestions on hosting companies that will meet my requirements?

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    Good luck finding a managed host for under $20/mo. Soladrive.com and KnownHost.com takes from $25 and up for a managed server.
    But if you are going to use VNC you need a GUI OS.

    If I was you, I have tried out winity.io (from the people behind backupsy.com) and their $7/mo offer they have now (look here)
    It's a Windows VPS, and you can use both VNC server or just use Remote Desktop.
    I'm sure you don't need management on a Windows VPS. It just work.
    I use kind of a VPS every day, with Windows Server 2012 (I'm using a virtual server at my home server) and I'm always using Firefox. No issues at all.

    So save your money, go for winity.io and try it out. I'm sure you will manage just fine.
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    Winity.io looks like exactly what I need. Remote desktop works great since I'm running a windows machine. I just had the impression that windows servers cost ALOT more, but obviously I was wrong.

    Any other hosts like this for me to compare to?

    Honestly, <$20 isn't set in stone. it cn be in the 20-30 range as well possibly.

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    Well dont forget that a lot of providers require you to have a control panel, such as a cpanel to manage your VPS. However if you have a $30 budget I think you can find a provider fairly easy in the offers section of this forum.
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    If you only going to use this VPS for surfing with Firefox, it's no point at all to have a managed server, I have used Windows VPS solution the last 10 years or so.

    Have you looked at the offer section here at WHT? Maybe you can find some Windows offers there, but I'm sure winity.io can compete with most of them.

    If you pay month by month you will not loose much money if they are not what you was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socialpro15 View Post
    While I physically CAN install VNC myself and troubleshoot errors myself(regardless of OS), the point is I don't have the time and that is why my requirements are what they are.

    Any suggestions on hosting companies that will meet my requirements?
    you can find some good offers in http://burst.net for us located vps (managed and unmanaged)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ServerSub View Post
    you can find some good offers in http://burst.net for us located vps (managed and unmanaged)
    This looks great! windows VPS servers starting at $8 a month. Windows VPS is perfect for me, even unmanaged, I just thought they were alot more expensive ($50+ a month)

    Thank you guys for all the help.

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