1. Open the Remote Desktop Client. On Windows 7, simply hit the Windows key, start typing remote desktop, and hit enter. You can also find it under Programs > Accessories on most recent Windows versions.
2. In the “Display” tab (you’ll have to select “Options…”), crank the Color Depth down to 15 (aka “thousands”) or 16-bit depending on your preference. The lower the color settings the faster the connection.
3. In the “Experience” tab, un-check all options except Bitmap caching. All other options consume extra bandwidth. This is possibly the most important change to make, as items such as “Themes” can quadruple the bandwidth consumption under the right circumstances.
4. Back in the “General” tab, enter your VPS IP address and select connect as usual. Enjoy the faster connection!