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Topic # 113437 16-Jan-2013 23:19
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On a whim (aka while bored) I purchased a Linux VPS from a provider in the US to have a play. I've since built it up and reinstalled it a few dozen times and played with various control panels and services. Now I'm looking for suggestions as to what to actually do with it...

I have been contemplating turning it into a file server and using it for automatic backups, or running a VPN through it to access US content (the hosts allows/supports VPN's). I don't need a webhosting platform as I've already got another reliable provider for that.

Any other suggestions/thoughts? Anything dodgy is out (torrents, p0rn, warez etc).

I've got 50 GB storage / 2 GB Ram / 1 Tb bandwidth.

Being on holiday while injured, coupled with an empty CC to play with is a dangerous combination.

Thanks,

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  Reply # 746069 17-Jan-2013 07:03
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Running a VPN or a proxy server to access US content gets my vote :)




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  Reply # 746083 17-Jan-2013 07:40
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Get your own ownCloud cloud that you own in your own cloud. OwnCloud.

http://www.owncloud.org




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Reply # 746084 17-Jan-2013 07:47
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1 Tb only? That's not much... Now if it was 1 TB then it is a different story

(1 Byte = 8 bits, therefore 1 Tb = 0.125 TB = 125 GB only)

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  Reply # 746283 17-Jan-2013 11:59
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freitasm: 1 Tb only? That's not much... Now if it was 1 TB then it is a different story

(1 Byte = 8 bits, therefore 1 Tb = 0.125 TB = 125 GB only)

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Ha I was waiting for that post Laughing Thanks for not disappointing me!

Today's plan is to go the VPN route and see how well that works.

Cheers

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  Reply # 756447 6-Feb-2013 09:23
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What does your VPS cost and what distro is running on it?

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  Reply # 756474 6-Feb-2013 10:51
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For any others looking to play around without spending a lot, check out lowendbox for some very cheap deals - just bear in mind, you get what you pay for!

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