You mentioned not having a UK PC, have you considered getting something like a VPS (Virtual Private Server) located here in the UK? That's basically the same thing and should be about £20 a month.
A lot cheaper that getting some rackspace and co-locating a server.
It'll be always on & have a UK IP so should get around the access restrictions.
A good thing with these is that you can just remote desktop to them and run your web browser from there, easy peasy. Or get a bit more technical and set it up as a proxy server or VPN gateway, either way you'll get your UK IP.
I looked at that first actually - the idea of having dedicated & supported hardware in the UK has an appeal at the very least for running my own software (bots, basically). I don't really see it as being that different to co-location, so I didn't distinguish.
Superficially it looks the best solution, but a lot of places seem to severely restrict the notion of running your own executables (as opposed to simply running a browser say or a website, forum, database back-end of their choosing), and others restrict the number of calls a day to say 500. I'm sure there is a VPS company that fits the bill, but haven't seen one yet that quite does. The most likely I saw is called W*b H*sting UK but given the other things I currently find on the plate, the amount of development (working to an extent in the dark) was just more than I wanted to take on, hence the VPN alternative, & just channel stuff directly from me for a while. If you know of other companies, or have specific experience - again, I'm all (digital) ears - just PM me. I'd like to find a good solution, rather than an adequate fix. For now, I see VPN as an adequate fix though researching the suppliers, it is easy to form the opinion that there is smoke, mirrors, scams and the lot going on in that market. That is one reason I have looked into being a VPN reseller myself, just to have more control over the channel.
Edit: I should state the obvious really, that my major use for any such technology is for using betting and related financial sites like eWallets. This is why I'm posting here, where there may well be others in a similar position to myself. I'm also posting on sites which are specific to the jurisdictions I move between, to try to pick up the same experience from the other end.
Not sure. I usually get shot at for anything where I name a name, so I generally try to play safe. Plus of course, it may be that people want to be discrete about the services they use for some reason.
Thanks for the PM. The Green one looks quite promising.
Any chance you could pm the suggestions please?
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Hi, hope I won't get shot down for asking something that may not be allowed to be asked here - - if I shouldn't ask this here, please can a mod just delete it and tell me off accordingly.
Basically, I am trying to understand whether using a VPN would make my betting life easier. I have googled for hours on the subject, and am just confusing myself more and more by doing that.
I am operating my own and my partner's (who has a different house address to mine) bookie accounts, and I have to change IP address every so often to comply with the "one per IP address" T&Cs / policies many/most of them have deployed.
Would a VPN save me that trouble? Or would it make things even worse? Does a VPN make the website connections / bet placement slower?
Many thanks for any help in advance
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You would probably be better advised simply to go over a reliable proxy, rather than use a VPN. Read up on that first. Although a VPN would do the job, it is probably more than you need to achieve what you want. There's quite a few sites with good descriptions of what goes on, and I have PMéd you with one (if you haven't already seen them).
Thanks for your help KZ, much appreciated.
I think I can see the clear benefits of proxy/VPN for someone who needs a UK IP address whilst on holidays / travelling etc.
What I don't get yet, though, is how either a proxie or a VPN would help me if I want to make sure I don't use my and my partner's account on the same IP address. Surely the proxie/VPN has an IP address that the bookie can see? Except that this will be an IP address that I don't know (and can't change like I can my home IP address) - so using a proxie/VPN would be a step backwards for me, wouldn't it?
Would be delighted if I got this all wrong and the sites I am going to cannot see the IP address of the proxie/VPN.
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