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Make my VB6 application work in the cloud

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I have a VB6 application that I compiled.  Is there any possible way that I can have someone use it in the cloud somehow?  Basically I would keep it on a local computer with a person that could get a LogMeIn style access to the program to run it
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Why not setup an Account at Amazon Elastic Cloud, setup a Windows instant, and just pay for what you use?

http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/

You will be able to test in less than 60'minutes.
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How does it work?  Will it allow me to share my application to others over a web browser?
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it allows you to create a virtual computer in the Cloud, with an IP address that can be contacted.

if you configure the server with a web server, yes.
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If I create a virtual computer in the cloud, would I connect to it via Remote Desktop?
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Yes, RDP, SSH.
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I took a look at it.

So, do I search for a computer configuration like Windows 7 on then launch it?  And then afterwards put my program on it?
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Thats correct.

Amazon call them instances.
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If I stop my instance, do I lose all everything?
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No, only if you delete it.
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Essentially, this is the same thing as if I would setup my computer with remote desktop
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Yes, apart from Amazon Cloud is massive, better availability, backup, internet connected, faster etc

you could setup on computer from home or office, providing you taske care of Internet/Firewall rules etc
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If I choose this, is there any way I can make the page look more like a webpage rather than a computer desktop with an application?
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