Apr 11, 2019

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7 more uses for your VPS: setup a VPN & more

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Vippy The VPS

Updated: April 11, 2019

One of the greatest things about a VPS is that it's a blank slate-- you can use your server for whatever you want. You're only limited by your imagination!

One of our very first blogs on VPS uses is still extremely popular-- What is a Virtual Private Server, and What Can it Do?-- so we thought we'd circle back and showcase some more interesting, educational, and just plain cool things that you can do on your SSD Nodes server.

1. Use a VPS to host your own VPN

The virtual private network (VPN) is at the center of big conversations among various tech communities, and for good reason—with recent changes to how ISPs can manage and sell your browsing data, some people want to take the extra security step.

For those who want the most control, installing OpenVPN in your VPS is your best bet—it's a trusted, open source solution that allows for customization and flexibility depending on your current virtual server setup.  It's a great solution if you're hosting a few websites on your VPS, for example, and want to add a VPN to that implementation.

Another option is to provision a whole VPS toward VPN work. streisand and Algo are two open source options that aim to make that job relatively easy.

Algo is quite... confident that their VPN implementation is the
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