>I am considering hiring either a VPS or dedicated server for putting
>all my webtools and promotional stuff on so that if needed any staff
>can login and use it.
>Firstly does any one know if my existing Linux VPS (which currently
>is just used as webserver) would be suitable as I am guessing most
>tools are windows and also can they suggest if this is the way to
>Obviously If for example I ran Scrapebox from this server and used
>proxies several staff could use it rather than having to buy
>I use quite a few custom tools and also looking at building a a
>business out slowly but steadily using outsourced workers before.
>Last time I did this the expense just ran out of control and slowly
>it all came to a halt so open to alternative suggestions.
Not positive, but I really don't think linux will work.
Another Bomber just recently gave me access to his windows server using Remote Desktop.
It works, but it can be a bit of a hassle as there's a bit of a lag between when you click/scroll and the corresponding action. This can be a bit frustrating if you have a lot of work to do with a program.
But the advatanages are, like you said, others can use the same programs without needed additional licenses.
Plus, the speed of a dedicated/vps windows server will be much faster than your home connection, so if you're using programs that use a net connection like Scrapebox, it will be a lot faster.
Also, having a Win server allows you to travel and access your main programs from any PC without worrying about having access to a quality connection.
I suggest you find a WIN vps and give it a try yourself to get a feel for using Remote Desktop and if dealing with the "lag" is OK for you.
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