How to choose a VPS?
Get started with a few popular VPS choices:
DigitalOcean - https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/
Alibaba Cloud - https://www.alibabacloud.com/product/ecs#pricing
Google Cloud - https://cloud.google.com/products/calculator
Microsoft Azure - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/
Find more via a comparison calculator - https://www.vpsbenchmarks.com/screener
Recommendations from experienced validators:
What if I have Windows?
Use a virtualization service to deploy a virtual Linux server on your Windows machine. Try this tutorial, for example: https://itsfoss.com/install-linux-in-virtualbox/