11 awesome things to do with a VPS

Here is an interesting list of things you can do with your VPS

  • Publish your personal website (blog or your CV).
    Apache and WordPress is a perfect duo.
  • Setup a mail server with Dovecot and Postfix (part1, part2).
    Access your mail from browser using Roundcube
  • Run a private cloud.
    Nextcloud is not just a storage cloud but a powerful system with nice apps to install (bookmarks, notes, talk and chat, media streaming etc…)
  • Continuous integration and delivery: you can build your own apps with Maven or Gradle
  • Telegram bot runner: deploy your TG bots. Here an introduction
  • Get your url shorter with URLHum: a simple PHP url shortener for everyday life
  • Web scraping and notification system: are you interested in updates from a specific website? Scrape it and get notified! Python guide
  • If you are a webmaster you would be interested to know when a website you manage is down…use your own notification system
  • Cronjobs for everything: your crontab has super powers, don’t ignore them
  • Boosted gaming with TeamSpeak: stay in contact with other players
  • Run a personal git server with Gitlab or Gogs (lighter then Gitlab)

If you are considering a VPS, a good choice is OVH VPS

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