Can you upload an .exe type file and run it?
Never had a VPS before but I was wondering if I got a linode, would I be able to upload a program I made and run it?
If it is written and compiled for the right OS, then yes you can upload a program you made. However, exe is a windows executable. Linode does not offer a Windows VPS.
There are programs for executing Windows apps on Linux (wine), but if you are writing the application, your best bet is write it for the OS that it is being used on.
If it's written in VB.NET or C#, then
might be able to run it. That is, assuming it doesn't have a GUI (afaik, mono doesn't give you Windows.Forms) or other Windows-specific code. mono
Dang, I was actually going to write it in C++. It's basic console, nothing too complicated. Anything for C++ ?
There's a C++ compiler for Linux (g++). If the code is portable you can just use that to make a native Linux executable.
Can it support all the standard libraries and the SDL networking library?