I have a special problem, hope you guys can help me:
I currently own a dedicated Windows server, which I connect to using remote desktop connection on my Windows PC...
I mainly use it to browse some webpages (don't ask me why, I know it's silly to use a dedicated server for that, but that's what I need), so I find it very handy, being able to use it as if it was on my own windows pc.
However, I would like to buy a similar one, but I was thinking..
Would any of the linux options allow me to have a similar interface? (with a visible webbrowser)
If not, would any of the Windows versions work? (I've seen they got Windows 2008 - web, windows 2003 standard, etc..)..
Do you recommend me any company to provide me what I need?
I see where you're coming from. I don't think you need a dedicated server for just remote browsing. You can get a VPS a lot cheaper and the same thing. VPS provider can give you Remote Desktop Connection as well. It is the same as dedicated, the only difference you share the server with other people and it's usually cheaper.
it doesn't really matter, since all I need is browsing some webpages..
by the way:
If I purchase one of those VPS servers out there.. Would I have to set anything up, or could I just take the IP they provided me and put on "remote desktop connection" and it should get working rightaway?
That's what I worry about..
I'm sure you can just enter a made up domain name, which does not need to be registered/function.
Typically that is just requested during the ordering process for service identification purposes for the provider to track things in their system.
To be honest with you if you don't know of the Linux options or are unable to figure them out from Google you are probably better staying with a Windows server as it would mean learning a lot.
Your post actually confirmed something which I suspected -- that people do this. You can get servers for as little as $50 a month now with eight IPs. I can see people doing this just to have the proxies with different IPs for their own personal use.
The others are right though if you will be doing nothing else with the server you should probably just go with a VPN solution for about $20 USD as it is nearly the same thing and cheaper.
So let me get this straight, you pay each month for a dedicated server so you can connect remotely anywhere with an internet connection to browse websites?
Why not use a FREE service such as LogMeIn.com, install it on your home computer and that way you can login and browse websites from ANY computer with an internet connection?
I connect to my home computer everyday from the office and browse websites, do work, etc. When I browse websites this doesn't show up on my works history then (meaning no tracking is being done because all the websites I'm visiting such as WHT are being done on my home computer).
Let me know if this is what you are doing with the dedicated server. If so, you could be saving yourself quite a bit of money each month
Last edited by NerdsHosted; 08-11-2009 at 09:45 PM.
A VPS is not truly going to increase your download speeds. Most VPN providers come standard with gigabit ports on their servers to serve multiple customers. You'll never be able to reach that speed, not on that home connection of yours anyway.
I would just get a cheap dedi and use VNC (if on linux). Better performance and quicker browsing than a Windows VPS imo.
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