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Where can I rent a VPS with a Windows 64 bit OS....

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Hi Experts... I'm a programmer developing an app (in Delphi language), but I don't have a computer with a Windows 64-bit environment to test it on. Would you have any recommendations of companies that would rent such a VPS on a monthly basis.. cheaply?

Thanks!
   Shawn
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by:Michael-Best
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Try this service that offer rents from $4 per month: fortatrust.com
http://www.fortatrust.com/vps-fortatrust/
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Thanks Michael, I've emailed them... let's see what they say.

But I've been looking around more on their site - it appears they instantly tack on another $10/month for a Windows operating system. Do you have any more suggestions?

Cheers
    Shawn
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Also see: lowendbox.com
http://lowendbox.com/tag/usa/
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I use liquid web https://manage.liquidweb.com/manage/signup/configure.html?category=storm&config_id=114&product=SS.VPS&product_override=SS.VPS.WIN#stormvps and http://webservices.thesba.com/cloud-vps/

You will end up paying 30% to 60% more for windows & sql server.

When comparing prices, make sure to compare the full price.  Some hosts will charge as low as $35 per month for sql server web edition and others $100.   You can use sql express for free but only 2 gigs.

The other thing to keep in mind is sql server is a memory hog.  You can't do much with 2 gigs of memory other than testing.
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Thanks Scott... I don't need SQL or anything fancy like that, just basically a Windows 64-bit computer. Should that bring down the price, you think?

Cheers
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Just the cost of SQL.  

If you don't need root access to install your own software, $18 bucks a month will get you shared hosting using windows server2012 via plesk http://webservices.thesba.com/asp-net-web-hosting/ and you get shared sql server included.  

If you need root access, I don't think you are going to get away with much less than $100 bucks a month.  I started with a vps at liquid web and  you can install your own software.   I see godaddy has a vps http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/vps-hosting.aspx and super barebones is $40 per month.  But to compare, there is 1TB of bandwidth.  Add 2 TB and you are back up to $100.  Liquid web has 5TB. Also with godaddy, if you want them to help you have to have plesk (starting at $5 per month), then pay another $129 per month where that $129 is already built into LiquidWeb.  

So if you just want super bare bones for testing and don't need tech help from your host, that might be the way to go.
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Thanks Scott.

Cheers
   Shawn
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What did you end up with?   Shared or vps?
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I need to be able to install my own software, so the cost wouldn't make sense. I could just buy a 2nd hand desktop for almost the same amount (this is what I'm going to do actually).

Cheers
   Shawn
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I have an old imac permanently on bootcamp w/windows7 and works very nicely.
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