I'm a beginning programmer looking to develop on a VPS, by which I aim to make multiple instances for each environment and work remotely without much hardware investment. From what I read, other people are positive to very positive about working on a VPS and praise, amongst other things, these benefits.
For the past two days, I've worked with an Amazon EC2 instance (
m3.medium, Windows Sever 2008 R2) with 3,75Gb memory, of which I use ~850mb and 3 ECU, of which I use ~10% on average. Connections I've established with the default Windows Remote Desktop, which seems to be advisable over a VNC version, and with 2X Client.
But so far I'm not very enthusiastic. Typing is regularly sluggish, it can take a few seconds before Intellisense pops-up, and even switching windows is not fluent.
While I understand that smooth scrolling in the browser cannot be expected, my internet speed is above the minimum for RDP (and my ping to my AWS region is around 50ms). Furthermore, given the instance computing power I had at least expected fluent typing.
My question: Is this behaviour to be expected or should it work (more) fluently and am I better advised going over my settings again?