Why do you want a VPS? What is your understanding of what a VPS is? For example, why don't you want a shared hosting account instead, why a VPS?
I want a VPS for making a gameserver. I really don't recommend port forwarding yourself.
I would build a tunnel to my servers cause my isp doensn't allow port forwarding
I want a VPS for both a test environment and to play around with as I learn. I'm experienced with web hosting and development I want to take it to the next level with VPS. I also want to have a place to do dev stuff off my computer.
Well, I was looking for VPS hosting because most normal shared free hosts do not support Image Magick.
The one that I tried before (won't name it as it's disrespectful) failed on their services and weren't good in general.
(I believe I briefly posted about it in my intro thread).
My understanding on VPS is little, though tutorials are what gets me by with most of life, why not this too?
Plus, from what I do know is that VPS' have way more customizability than shared.
(You're not stuck with a cPanel that is limited to what you can install and use).
So with a VPS I could download Imagick, PHP, etc... and set it all up that way and not worry about the host not supporting it.
Though I found out that Gigaranks shared hosting has Image magick support so I jumped to that.
I don't *need* a VPS for my website, and it's slight overkill and probably a lot of hassle.
So finding a Shared host which supports what I need is much better. :)
Hi all, I have started looking into using VPS although I cannot claim to know too much about it yet. What got me started was a post from the developers of a Linux OS I use (Q4OS) about using VPS so I started looking to see if I could find a free provider to do some testing. I don't know if any users here have tried using this OS and if you wanted to read the post it is in the Tips and Tutorials section of the forum there titled Q4OS Desktop setup on a VPS... sorry I cannot post a link here to it. And if anyone has any suggestions regarding it I would love to hear them.
I already have a web-host for my own small site which maintains a steady trickle of traffic, although when I am developing the site or other php scripts I cannot have the same setup on my home system as the server maintains, so I was thinking a VPS would serve my purpose better as I can maintain the same setup on my localhost for main dev work as my VPS would be using. This has the benefit of being able to fully test my code before uploading to my server and then I know it will work as I would expect.
Thanks, I will try, I do tend to post quite frequently over on Q4OS and have a few small apps written in python that I made available to the community so my post count is quite high as I update the scripts.
I will probably set-up a VPS on a spare machine at home for testing, that way I can be up and running as soon as I am eligable (resources permitting).
Is it really working after 25 posts, I need a server for demo and develop my application, i'm a student.