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Master Geek

#153896 11-Oct-2014 21:34
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Hi there

I am looking at getting a NZ based Windows VPS, the chief purpose is to give me a Windows machine that I can remote into from anywhere in the world, and do some basic work - mostly browser based. For a couple of reasons, I need it to have an NZ-based IP address. 

However, when I compare the prices of NZ VPS options to their US-based equivalents, the NZ prices seem ridiculously high by comparison. 

Are there any NZ-based VPS providers who don't charge the earth for their service?

Thank you


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Uber Geek

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  #1152031 11-Oct-2014 22:22
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I have a VPS with them at what I think is an excellent rate. It was arranged by a third party so mine may not be at standard pricing. Service levels and support over the last 3 years have been superb.

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Uber Geek


  #1152087 12-Oct-2014 09:19
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You can get a Sydney based Amazon windows instance for $14 - $36 per month, for micro and small instances. It's not NZ but it's close.

Do you need an NZ IP or just an NZ domain name?


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  #1152097 12-Oct-2014 10:24
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  • Leave a PC with an associate or family that you can RDP into.
  • Beg/borrow/rent a VPN connection on a server based in NZ or set up a router on a friendly network in NZ that you can VPN into.

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Ultimate Geek

  #1152099 12-Oct-2014 10:30
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Would an NZ based VPN provide what you require?

Overplay provide one with their service

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Master Geek

  #1152439 12-Oct-2014 22:40
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Thank you everyone for your responses. 

I will get in touch with ADCL, thank you for that lead Dynamic

Timmmay ... I've used a US based micro instance before, but found it to be incredibly slow. I might try an Australian one - at least to get a feel for how good it is. 

A VPN might meet my needs too. I'll look into that option more closely. I do have a desire to use this VPS to connect to a third party site, but to look all the time as if I am coming from the one single machine. A VPN would give me a static IP, but other identifiers (like MAC address) would not be static if I was accessing from multiple machines. 

Thanks for your help!

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