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# 37541 14-Jul-2009 22:28
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Can someone please educate me on whether this is a good idea...


I am thinking about buying a VPS and using it as a proxy type server to route all my traffic during peak times through it.

The end result i want is to be able to stream sites like you tube. I am assuming that VPS's have very good international connections.
I'm guessing my total data throughput would be less than 10GB's per month.

I know i could change ISP but i think i would end up going in circles and i do like my current -Xnet.


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  # 235418 14-Jul-2009 23:05
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Would only work if you used a locally hosted VPS (which are expensive) because if you used a US based VPS you'd still be limited by the speed between you and the VPS host ie: international bandwidth which is known to be lackluster on Xnet.

Honestly I would just change ISP, Xnet have had 2 years+ to fix their performance problems. I want to like them but alas...

Telecom (regular plans not Big Time), Telstra or Maxnet have the best "quality" peak time performance in my opinion. I think most people would agree.


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  # 235874 15-Jul-2009 22:48
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Yeah I've seen this idea pop up a few times but there is no point in being charges twice for traffic (international + national) + VPS costs, just seems like an aweful lot of hassle to get decent speeds.

As Ragnor has highlighted, its far easier to just go with am ISP who keeps int bandwidth spare during peak times.

 
 
 
 


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  # 236197 16-Jul-2009 17:21
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A vps costs more than its worth.
You are still limited by the speed between you and the vps host, and if its a nz based one, they usually only have little 5gb or 10gb caps from what ive seen.




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  # 236587 18-Jul-2009 00:14
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raytaylor: A vps costs more than its worth.

You are still limited by the speed between you and the vps host, and if its a nz based one, they usually only have little 5gb or 10gb caps from what ive seen.



Those are the typical ones where you buy a predefined package. Larger ICT providers will be able to give you whatever data limits you need, but don't expect to be paying DSL style bandwidth prices.

The reason why people choose a VPS is for the scalability, low capital expenditure and of course the uptime.

For downloading my international speeds are seldom much slower than my local speeds when the source is well connected so to me is just so so much easier to pay a little more for a decent ISP and do away with all the extra complexity or using a proxy.

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  # 236589 18-Jul-2009 00:35
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