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setup inexpensive windows server on google cloud

typhonetyphone Member

I want to setup a cheap server windows on google cloud.

windows server usage fees cost 34 per month which is a lot.
do you have any solution on how I can reduce the costs?

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  • CConnerCConner Member, Provider
    edited June 26

    Get a Hetzner VM which is already much, much cheaper and mount a Windows ISO on it. Buy a Windows license off Ebay and you're done. 5$ /month Windows VM

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  • sanvitsanvit Member

    iirc BuyVM provides Windows for free

  • >Google Cloud
    >Inexpensive

    What?

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  • typhonetyphone Member

    @kuroneko23 said:
    >Google Cloud
    >Inexpensive

    What?

    I just want to know if there is a workaround to not pay windows usage fees

  • @typhone said:

    @kuroneko23 said:
    >Google Cloud
    >Inexpensive

    What?

    I just want to know if there is a workaround to not pay windows usage fees

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  • @typhone said:

    I just want to know if there is a workaround to not pay windows usage fees

    Bring your own license key
    https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/windows/bring-your-own-license

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  • PwnerPwner Member

    You're paying $50/month for 1vCPU, 4GB of RAM, and 50GB of SSD and complaining about the $34/month Windows license?

    As others have said, you can find a much better deal elsewhere. There are plenty of excellent providers on here such as BuyVM (free Windows license for the 4GB KVM at $15/month) and Nexus Bytes (free Windows license for bi-annual and annual payments) that offer you better prices for the hardware and free licenses for Windows as well.

  • WSCallumWSCallum Member, Provider

    No there’s no way of getting round a windows license fee, either buy a license or go with a provider who can offer it cheaper, or even for free from a few providers.

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  • @typhone said:

    @kuroneko23 said:
    >Google Cloud
    >Inexpensive

    What?

    I just want to know if there is a workaround to not pay windows usage fees

    Azure?

  • @Pwner said:
    You're paying $50/month for 1vCPU, 4GB of RAM, and 50GB of SSD and complaining about the $34/month Windows license?

    As others have said, you can find a much better deal elsewhere. There are plenty of excellent providers on here such as BuyVM (free Windows license for the 4GB KVM at $15/month) and Nexus Bytes (free Windows license for bi-annual and annual payments) that offer you better prices for the hardware and free licenses for Windows as well.

    Or virmach for $25 / year

  • @yokowasis said:

    @Pwner said:
    You're paying $50/month for 1vCPU, 4GB of RAM, and 50GB of SSD and complaining about the $34/month Windows license?

    As others have said, you can find a much better deal elsewhere. There are plenty of excellent providers on here such as BuyVM (free Windows license for the 4GB KVM at $15/month) and Nexus Bytes (free Windows license for bi-annual and annual payments) that offer you better prices for the hardware and free licenses for Windows as well.

    Or virmach for $25 / year

    At least two cores are needed for a Virmach windows server to be functional. And that gets closer to $40/year. And that's only BF pricing, not everyday available.

    Plus, sounds like this is for production, and not sure Virmach is who I'd go with for production needs that requires immediate phone support options.

  • doughnetdoughnet Member

    Can get a fully managed windows vps (hyper-v) server from parksidetech. For a $50 budget can get the same specs and USA hosted. I’ve used them for about 2 years at a previous company I worked with. Used it as an RDP for desktop terminals so it’s super stable and reliable for us to use it 60 hours per week.

    https://www.parksidetech.com/hosting-solutions.html

  • sdglhmsdglhm Member

    @Pwner said: You're paying $50/month for 1vCPU, 4GB of RAM, and 50GB of SSD and complaining about the $34/month Windows license?

    There's a free tier, right? I think maybe the only real cost would be the windows license and VM would get covered under free tier?

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  • PwnerPwner Member

    @sdglhm said:

    @Pwner said: You're paying $50/month for 1vCPU, 4GB of RAM, and 50GB of SSD and complaining about the $34/month Windows license?

    There's a free tier, right? I think maybe the only real cost would be the windows license and VM would get covered under free tier?

    The problem with the free tier is the overages, you're getting charged separately for the RAM and disk space, once you go over a certain threshold for bandwidth then you'll be paying even more. In this case, OP is looking for a 4GB of RAM VM, so it won't be covered by the free tier anyways.

  • WebProjectWebProject Member, Provider

    @CConner said: Buy a Windows license off Ebay and you're done. 5$ /month Windows VM

    majority times they do sell illegal keys, wrong recommendation to by keys from eBay.

    Ask Google Cloud to do a price match any LET providers :smile:

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  • CConnerCConner Member, Provider

    Ask Google Cloud to do a price match any LET providers :smile:

    lmao

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