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06-07-2018, 03:06 PM
As a number of members like to use a VPS to run their software and can experience problems due to the wide variety of VPS systems on the market, each with their own setup/problems. We've investigated and found one VPS supplier which we were able to successfully run our software on without some of the issues experinced on some VPS systems. Below are details of how to get your own VPS plus steps to install the required pre-requisites.

To Signup for your own VPS

1) Go to http://www.peterdrew.net/vps

Scroll down to under the heading “Choose one of our hosting plans best suited for you”

Under VPS Hosting click the Find out more button



On next screen below the heading "Tailored plans and pricing to suit your needs" select the Windows VPS tab


Click the Select plan button under Starter (you can choose one of the other options if you need more RAM etc.)

Fill in all required information to register.


Once you have your VPS there are a number of pre-requisites below that must be installed, some are standard for both PC & VPS plus a couple of others specific to VPS.


Install Desktop experience

1. Click on the Sever Manger
2. Click on Add roles and features


3. Click Next


4. Click Next


5. Click on Features
6. Click the User Interfaces drop-down


7. Check the box beside Desktop Experience


8. On the popup click Add features


9. Check the box Restart the destination server automatically
10. Click Install


After everything installs the server should restart to complete the installation


Next install D3dcompiler

1. Download from this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=848160
Install once the download completes


Next Install Microsoft .Net 4.7

1. Go to this page https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55170
Click the download button then install once the download completes



Next Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages (install all listed below in the order listed)

A) Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Update 5 Redistributable Package

1. http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/c/2/cc2df5f8-4454-44b4-802d-5ea68d086676/vcredist_x86.exe
2. http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/c/2/cc2df5f8-4454-44b4-802d-5ea68d086676/vcredist_x64.exe

B) Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable

3. https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/6/4/064F84EA-D1DB-4EAA-9A5C-CC2F0FF6A638/vc_redist.x86.exe
4. https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/6/4/064F84EA-D1DB-4EAA-9A5C-CC2F0FF6A638/vc_redist.x64.exe

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Now that all the above pre-requisites are installed you can go ahead and install any of the software.

Note - When installing our software if any updated supporting files are needed a popup will show prompting to install them in which case check the box to agree then click Ok to run that installation then once it is complete click to close the window and the main software installation will continue.


07-14-2019, 11:45 AM
At 300/yr, I would stick with reseller hosting. A vps with quality management will set you back more than 25/mo., especially if it has a decent resource allocation.

07-15-2019, 10:53 AM
At 300/yr, I would stick with reseller hosting. A vps with quality management will set you back more than 25/mo., especially if it has a decent resource allocation.

What we are showing above is the VPS, not hosting.

This VPS is tried and tested using our softwares and works perfect, which is exactly why we recommend people use this one instead of the many other cheap ones out there, that certainly don't work.

There are literally 100's of different settings you can use with setting up a server to work as a VPS. Most don't work with automated softwares like us that require the latest .NET to operate.

This one does, which is why we highly recommend it.

In support, people have issues with the software on their VPS, typically these VPS has many restrictions in their default settings.
We get them to install the software on the one above and works perfectly every time.

Plus it's a great price to boot :)