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  Post #16 (permalink)   02-18-2018, 09:20 PM
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We've all seen them - low end specs VPS/dedicated servers. And while you are getting a machine with bare minimum specs, you are also getting it for an extremely low price. You can't run anything intensive on a server like that, so why do people go for servers like that?

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Learning. A cheap low-spec server allows for a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of server management.
Well that's one reason i agree with, i still use Digital Oceans cheapest VPS/Droplet for testing new ideas before putting anything in to production, also a cheap VPS is perfect for someone looking for a bit more performance & control than shared hosting can offer.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   03-21-2018, 09:29 AM
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We've all seen them - low end specs VPS/dedicated servers. And while you are getting a machine with bare minimum specs, you are also getting it for an extremely low price. You can't run anything intensive on a server like that, so why do people go for servers like that?

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Learning. A cheap low-spec server allows for a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of server management.
Some people have location needs, just to have a node in a location that runs a minimum script. We see that alot.
 
 
 


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  Post #18 (permalink)   09-29-2018, 01:20 PM
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Yes they can be beginner who want to use their own server for a single page website to improve the performance.
They are using may be just for learning purpose or their may be some another reason. Otherwise no one would be interested to use such dedicated server.
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You guys have listed dome great points here.
I would like to think basically for learning purpose but I have encountered many cases where these services are used as VPN and abuse activities are being carried on.
 
 
 


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  Post #20 (permalink)   10-06-2018, 07:47 AM
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People like low end servers for proxies & VPN as well.
 
 
 


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I keep a couple of super cheap VPS around, and as mentioned they work ok for VPN, and just trying things out on. I have no expectations on them and so am not disappointed with them
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  Post #22 (permalink)   10-09-2018, 03:24 AM
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With raspberry pi3 and orange pi like devices, some geeks opt to host their own website, using dynamic DNS within home ISP.

It gives freedom of a dedicated server. Install and automate anything.
You are using existing home ISP, which saves cost
Buying ARM device is an asset, not expense.
DDNS is the only expense.

But offcourse, depending on your ISP and power, you dont get the best uptime. But for someone who dont care of uptime, self hosting on ARM is a good choice.
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  Post #23 (permalink)   10-09-2018, 05:35 AM
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1. Price - because its cheap.
2. Test Environment
3. Storage
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Another use is that if you want an easy Proxy.

As long as you have enough RAM to actually obtain an SSH session you can login with the -D option and use it as a socks 5 proxy.

So if you purchase a VPS i the right region you will get the IP from the region you need and you're not sharing that IP with thousands that you might be if you are using a VPN service.
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  Post #25 (permalink)   10-22-2018, 08:17 PM
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I always use a cheap low vps for access some site which I have suspect they have malware, ex: porn site... Sometimes for quick proxy to access block site from my country,
 
 
 


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  Post #26 (permalink)   10-23-2018, 12:01 AM
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Now, for my answers to the thread topic:
#1. Cheaper overheads
#2. Learning
#3. Testing
#4. Personal website
#5. Sell hosting
#6. VPN/Proxy
#7. Transcoding
#8. Game servers

Dependant on your host, you can have a great experience with anything you choose to run on a cheap server. It is cheap enough to test for a few months to a year and then move production over to once stability is established.
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As an startup-er you're going for an low end server because you don't know your traffic and probably its 0.
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I think ultimately people hope to bootstrap themselves on a shoestring and imagine as they bring clients in, they will quickly upgrade and do so at lower financial risk.

In reality, in 2018, you need good, optimized hardware to have any chance of competing and if you can't afford a couple hundred $ a month for your hardware I'm not sure you're really in a position to be launching a hosting business, quite frankly.
 
 


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In reality, in 2018, you need good, optimized hardware to have any chance of competing and if you can't afford a couple hundred $ a month for your hardware I'm not sure you're really in a position to be launching a hosting business, quite frankly.
Not really many hosts run successful businesses on less than that. Many start small and build up a clientbase before expanding.
Why spend $200 + a month if you have no clients and income coming in as that itself will see you fail.

I hosted for 18 years and only closed due to effect from the UK brexit vote and ran on a Managed VPS (even though i know what i am doing around servers) for $80 a month and with addons etc. in total my spend was approx. $110 a month.
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People who don't need much performance. Something as a little test etc. There are many reasons why I've used a cheap, low end VPS or dedicated server in the past. Backups is another reason. No need for super CPU, RAM or 100% uptime. Just storage and some bandwidth.
 
 
 
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