Hello Nerds, Today we will be going over the little guide of running a VPS for as little as $2.50 per month. You can use this server for game servers, shoebots, clickbots, hitleap/bobsbot, discord and teamspeak music bots and much, much more. We were frustrated with seeing servers that automatically included the licence fees for Windows, and they were all over priced. We seeked out this alternative to running a dedicated server for the sake of saving money. Also the small tasks we wanted to do didn’t require a large VPS server. As always we have provided the files you need to setup your VPS as fast as possible.
To begin we need to find a suitable host. For this guide we will be using Vultr for our preferred host (Make sure you use http://vultrspecial.com and the code SSDVPS for $20 credit!). So you will need to start by creating an account at Vultr and start to deploy an instance. You will be brought to a screen like this:
Once you have selected a location, You need to chose what type of VPS you want. At the screen DONT START A WINDOWS VPS! You need to select one of the linux distros. I personally just select any flavor of Ubuntu to begin with. After you have selected a distro then scroll down and select the $2.50 option VPS. This includes a 20GB SSD, 512MB Ram and 500GB of Bandwidth per month.
After you have finished the rest of the options such as hostname etc then click on Deploy Now. You will need to wait around 5 – 10 minutes for your VPS to deploy. During this time you will have to download the software. Now there are 2 options for your OS choice we have for download. There is Windows Server 2012 with KVM (Download at the end of the article!) drivers, Or Windows 7 with VirtIO drivers already slip streamed. In this guide we will be using Windows 7 with VirtIO drivers slip streamed. If you’re after a full server OS, we assume you already know what you’re doing. However you can still follow this guide. Here is the Windows 7 with VirtIO driver ISO
Once you have downloaded your ISO file and your cheap VPS is setup, Then Click on Servers > ISO > Add ISO. Browse to the directory of your ISO and upload it. Once it has uploaded, click on your VPS instance > Settings > Custom ISO > Attach and Reboot.
This is the home stretch now, After the ISO has mounted, All you need to do is to click on the Console button and Install Windows like normal. Still $2.50 per month! For the WindowsServer2012R2_IncludedKVMDrivers.iso then please see the download below
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