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I have the following VPS:

192MB/224MB RAM

10GB DISK SPACE

300GB BANDWIDTH

1 IP ADDRESS

What kinds of things can I do with this OTHER THAN A WEB SERVER (I have a much much larger VPS for that).

I am thinking about doing the following:

  • Web Proxy for my 9yr old Step Daughter - However, she RARELY uses her computer so, not really a big priority.
  • PBX - But can't find one that runs on such a low end system.
  • DNS only server - (for my other VPS to use that IP for DNS Fallback)

What I can't do is run an IRC or BitTorrent system due to bandwidth and their AUP. :)

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Puppy Linux-- Simple and easy...or Mephis Linux -- they have a low memory version that uses flux box ....or DSL linux

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I guess I should add, since this is a VPS, I don't have OS install options other than what they provide, which is a GREAT list - I am using Centos 5 at the moment but can change to any flavor just about. :)

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Why not just put up a virtual box-- then use one of the linux I stated above....

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I have played with Puppy Linux, DSL and the like. Not really looking for a Desktop OS I can install. (Can do that with eyeOS and have done that many many times).

I just finished testing some server monitoring tools like Zabbix and Nagios, but overkill for just monitoring uptime on my current VPS (Can do that anyway with uptimerobot which I use).

So, fresh out of ideas.

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I just got myself a low end vps as well 128/256, 15GB hdd, 500GB bandwidth, 1 ipv4 and lots of ipv6 if wanted. $15 a year - which is a no brainer to have. This one is currently located in san jose, ca -- now they are adding a new location in NY so I might have to get one there as well.

As to use, first thing I setup on mine running ubuntu 11.04 server currently is setup openvpn so I can use it as exit point if need be. Never now when you might need to tunnel some traffic. And its possible my home connection might be down.

You never know when you need shell access to test something - which is what I normally just ssh into a vm running on my home network. But it nice to have one in another part of the country to test response times with, etc.

I have no plans for mine other than a shell I can use and vpn endpoint. Yeah its running bind so I can use it as dns resolver if need be, I can use it for anything I need whenever I need it. Its a shell I can use , this is more than enough for me.

I have no other designs for its use currently - though I did think about maybe running something like seti@home or something on it ;) But running such things is prob frowned upon. You could always use it as a mail server, I do quite a bit of testing of smtp and dns - so I always need a shell I can bounce off of and run tests, etc.

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FreeNAS ?

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shoutcast server or a game server

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porn downloader

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I hate to say it, but it's pretty pointless.

You could always sell it, or give it to a charity shop - thats what I'd do atleast

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What part do you guys not understand about VPS (virtual private server) --- its a VIRTUAL machine on a host somewhere in the cloud.

Freenas? Sell it to a charity shop, how you going to sell a VPS?

As to a gameserver - depending on the game, but its prob a bit underpowered for many.

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What part do you guys not understand about VPS (virtual private server) --- its a VIRTUAL machine on a host somewhere in the cloud.

Freenas? Sell it to a charity shop, how you going to sell a VPS?

As to a gameserver - depending on the game, but its prob a bit underpowered for many.

:laugh: missed the VPS bit

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What part do you guys not understand about VPS (virtual private server) --- its a VIRTUAL machine on a host somewhere in the cloud.

Freenas? Sell it to a charity shop, how you going to sell a VPS?

As to a gameserver - depending on the game, but its prob a bit underpowered for many.

UT server would be fine

dns back up server is a waste..... thats what google dns is for x

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I just got myself a low end vps as well 128/256, 15GB hdd, 500GB bandwidth, 1 ipv4 and lots of ipv6 if wanted. $15 a year - which is a no brainer to have. This one is currently located in san jose, ca -- now they are adding a new location in NY so I might have to get one there as well.

As to use, first thing I setup on mine running ubuntu 11.04 server currently is setup openvpn so I can use it as exit point if need be. Never now when you might need to tunnel some traffic. And its possible my home connection might be down.

You never know when you need shell access to test something - which is what I normally just ssh into a vm running on my home network. But it nice to have one in another part of the country to test response times with, etc.

I have no plans for mine other than a shell I can use and vpn endpoint. Yeah its running bind so I can use it as dns resolver if need be, I can use it for anything I need whenever I need it. Its a shell I can use , this is more than enough for me.

I have no other designs for its use currently - though I did think about maybe running something like seti@home or something on it ;) But running such things is prob frowned upon. You could always use it as a mail server, I do quite a bit of testing of smtp and dns - so I always need a shell I can bounce off of and run tests, etc.

I was thinking about turning it into an Exchange type of server (with Fetchmail, dovecot etc), but not sure if I want to do that just yet. I literally have about 25 inboxes that I manage (for my sites and business). I have done this before on my own personal box at home and while it was fun to do, just never really saw much of a point back then.

They do offer a VPN type of tunneling, have tried that when I had a larger VPS with them, but never did get it to work right. Maybe I will try again, I know there have been times when I have been out and wished I could tunnel into my house securely.

As far as a music server - 300MB of Bandwidth will be soaked pretty darn fast if I start streaming so, nix that idea. :)

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Raspberry pi does have such specifications, I do a lot with it...

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Well if they support vpn then sure you can set it up.. Can help if you want, is this on a openVZ or kvm? Who is the host for the vps?

I had to do a bit of trickyness with snat in iptables and such to get openvpn setup.. I don't play with centos very much. But it can't be that much different than doing it on ubuntu.

As to secure into your house - that is easy to setup. What do you use as your router? I run pfsense on a VM and it has built in openvpn, click click and setup. Another thing I was going to do with my low end vps was play with policy routing traffic once I setup a site to site between it and my home router. I got the openvpn setup last weekend, prob play with the site to site this weekend if I don't get sidetracked with some other project ;) But as I said earlier -- for the cost of low end vps.. You can do pretty much whatever you want with them, but I wouldn't worry to much if it sits idle lots of the time. Just handy to have there when you need it.

What are you paying for it btw? like I said grabbed mine for $15/yr --- **** I spent more money on after work beers last night ;)

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Make a Christmas ornament out of it.

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^ come on people at least breeze over a thread before making comments ;)

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Budman! $15/year! What host is that?

Heck I'd get that to use as my public IP!

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buyvm.net -- but you have to keep an eye out the 128/256 15/yr vms go very very quickly, took me like 2 months of watching to catch one ;)

follow them on twitter if you want to know when stock is being released ;)

edit: if looking for cheap vps, I found this list the other day - after I had gotten my buyvm vps

http://lowendstock.com/

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Well if they support vpn then sure you can set it up.. Can help if you want, is this on a openVZ or kvm? Who is the host for the vps?

I had to do a bit of trickyness with snat in iptables and such to get openvpn setup.. I don't play with centos very much. But it can't be that much different than doing it on ubuntu.

As to secure into your house - that is easy to setup. What do you use as your router? I run pfsense on a VM and it has built in openvpn, click click and setup. Another thing I was going to do with my low end vps was play with policy routing traffic once I setup a site to site between it and my home router. I got the openvpn setup last weekend, prob play with the site to site this weekend if I don't get sidetracked with some other project ;) But as I said earlier -- for the cost of low end vps.. You can do pretty much whatever you want with them, but I wouldn't worry to much if it sits idle lots of the time. Just handy to have there when you need it.

What are you paying for it btw? like I said grabbed mine for $15/yr --- **** I spent more money on after work beers last night ;)

I am not sure which one I want to choose now:

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It is OpenVZ so no way to install any OS that I want. It is Ipxcore.com that has the system, a low end provider.

As for my router - I am using an WRT54L with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/12/10) mini on my router. I can install a different version if needed to support the system. :)

Sitting on my Mac right now with these instructions:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/mac/how-to-set-up-an-os-x-openvpn-client/783

Will probably hit that later today.

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yeah you would want tun/tap for openvpn.

yeah you can install openvpn server on dd-wrt, I don't think the mini has it though. STD should have it, and your running an older version to be sure.

http://www.dd-wrt.co...dex.php/OpenVPN

In this section, it is assumed that you already have the DD-WRT installed in your router and that its a current build (newer than 01/2011). OpenVPN is only available on units with at least 8mb flash (except the Broadcom VPN build.)

Here are some instructions for installing on centos for openvz vps

http://tipupdate.com...-on-centos-vps/

man 3.49$ a month is a bit costly for what you got. I got more hdd and more bandwidth and even burst to 256 for only 1.25 a month -- thats like 1/3 of the cost your paying ;)

edit: btw just saw some stock open up on buyvm

https://my.frantech.ca/cart.php?a=confproduct&i=0

San Jose - OpenVZ - SJ BuyVM-128MB

128MB OpenVZ Linux VPS

256MB Burstable RAM

15GB Dedicated Space

500GB Premium Bandwidth

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How about owncloud?

Glassed Silver:mac

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As an update - worked with the host a bit and got up to this:

1.25GB Ram

50GB Space

750GB Bandwidth

For just for a few more $$$.

So, I installed PBX on there which also has WebMin installed on it (Their system installed both). I was needing a PBX for my business and a few other things so this is working good for what I need.

As for Owncloud - I thought of that but...can't really store much with that little space as I had and still not much now. I have a 1TB hard drive which is half filled with files (Family Pics, Music, Software I have purchased online...etc). Plus - not alowed to upload thinks like that on most hosts servers. I do however, have a spare PC I am going to do something with that has about the same specs as my VPS now RAM and more HDD Space.

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few dollars more? You didn't give us the cost of your lower end system. And not sure I would call 1.25GB ram and 50GB a low end vps any longer ;)

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