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What are RDP services?

varunchopravarunchopra Member
edited February 2017 in General

Afaik, RDP is just a protocol somewhat like SSH. But I'm seeing hosting providers "sell RDPs". What exactly are they doing?

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  • Remote Desktop Protocol. Just like your own desktop, but then "Remote" on a server.

  • Most RDP is Windows servers with Remote Desktop enabled.

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  • varunchopravarunchopra Member
    edited February 2017

    @BlazeMuis said:
    Remote Desktop Protocol. Just like your own desktop, but then "Remote" on a server.

    What's the difference between an RDP and a dedi then? Why call a server a protocol?

  • varunchopra said: What's the difference between an RDP and a dedi then? Why call a server a protocol?

    Because not everyone is sophisticated to manage their own server. With RDP services, you're getting an "account", not a dedicated server. I think if you pay enough you'll get a server all to yourself, but the idea is that you can just login and Handbrake your tentacle hentai without having to worry about being a sysadmin.

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  • @raindog308 said:

    varunchopra said: What's the difference between an RDP and a dedi then? Why call a server a protocol?

    Because not everyone is sophisticated to manage their own server. With RDP services, you're getting an "account", not a dedicated server. I think if you pay enough you'll get a server all to yourself, but the idea is that you can just login and Handbrake your tentacle hentai without having to worry about being a sysadmin.

    Makes sense. How are the resources divided? There's a plan here that gives 100 GB space. Is the 100 gigs dedicated to one user?

  • mikhomikho Member, Provider

    @varunchopra said:

    @raindog308 said:

    varunchopra said: What's the difference between an RDP and a dedi then? Why call a server a protocol?

    Because not everyone is sophisticated to manage their own server. With RDP services, you're getting an "account", not a dedicated server. I think if you pay enough you'll get a server all to yourself, but the idea is that you can just login and Handbrake your tentacle hentai without having to worry about being a sysadmin.

    Makes sense. How are the resources divided? There's a plan here that gives 100 GB space. Is the 100 gigs dedicated to one user?

    I would say it's shared among the users on the server.
    Since it also says 32 GB Ram, no way that 12 users get those dedicated resources for €7/month

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  • Yeah, I agree with @mikho - it's not really that different than a VPS. You should get that 100GB all to yourself, but you'll share CPU and IOPs. I'd inquire about RAM - it's not realistic that you could use 32GB 24x7.

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  • mikhomikho Member, Provider

    On the other hand, if it's a 1,5 TB in the server it would be possible with only 12 users per server.

    The RAM is absolutly shared.

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  • @raindog308 said:
    Yeah, I agree with @mikho - it's not really that different than a VPS. You should get that 100GB all to yourself, but you'll share CPU and IOPs. I'd inquire about RAM - it's not realistic that you could use 32GB 24x7.

    If you can, let us know :-)

    The ram is also shared. The only dedicated resource with those RDP services is the HDD space.

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  • Yeah, it seems like another desktop as a service kinda thing like ovh's cloud desktop except instead of using VMWare they're just using MS RDP

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