Run your own VPN server in 10 min (step-by-step guide)

(Thomas K. Running) #1

Okay, VPNs are fantastic. Most people should be using one. But for the more nomadic among us, it’s much more of a necessity—ranking just below a stable internet connection.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

(Jan ยาน) #2

Are you aware, that running a VPN on DigitalOcean has the disadvantages of:

  • DO logging all traffic
  • DO creating backups, so in case of a lawful search at DO offices, they have your ip connection logs, your server backup and your payment information
  • DO doesn’t allow torrenting
  • If DO gets DCMA notices for your VPN IP for torrenting, sharing, downloading or accessing particular stuff, your server’s offline in a minute
  • They only have a few locations, compared to paid VPNs: New York, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Frankfurt and Torronto

(Thomas K. Running) #3

Hi @jan, thanks for commenting! Yes, those are very good points, and I also point out in the end of the article that getting a regular paid VPN can be better if you don’t want any logging, etc. You can also run Algo on any Ubuntu server, so there’s nothing stopping you from choosing a more liberal VPS provider.