1. Hosting a website
This is the most common type of cloud hosting. You can set up a LAMP, download a WordPress and run it. You have an extra VPS so you can start your own blog. You can also provide blogging services for friends around you. You’re a good person, making the most of your VPS resources and not wasting electricity in the server room.
2. Personal netbook
It’s cool to think of a vps as a personal web drive, visually. But obviously, this approach is not as affordable as buying a 4T hard drive for $1000.
3. Private cloud
With VPS hosting, we can use BTsync to build a private cloud that is not controlled by a third party and supports Windows, Mac, Linux and even some NAS devices.
4. Act as a reverse proxy
Back-end hosts can be hidden. Squid and varnish are very mature applications. For our small websites or blogs, reverse proxy is more efficient than CDN. there are many CDN nodes, but the number of website visits is small and the resources accessed by users are not cached on the nodes, resulting in the need to go to the source site every time to get the data, which takes more time than direct access. A reverse proxy is like a node, and the cache hit rate will be higher.
In addition to acceleration, reverse proxy hosting allows for more access control and increased site security.
5. Build a personal email server
Do you want to use your domain’s email address? Is this great? Do it yourself and get rich! It’s not a problem to build a SendMail mail server with a VPS that can send over 100,000 emails a day. You don’t have to worry about some mail server blocking you all day.
6. Mine Bitcoin
Nowadays, virtual currencies are flooded. If you have idle VPS resources, you can consider installing a software on your server to mine and earn virtual currency. You can also use traffic ores to sell for money. Country
7. Build a mini-game
Of course you can also hook up an automated trading software to speculate on exchange rates, or make a telegraphic bot, etc. If you’re dirt poor, you can buy a high VPS and play Steam on any phone and run a masterpiece on a small computer at work/school. After all, a VPS is just a computer.
8. Coder learning Linux
Since you want to learn Linux, you have to have a Linux environment. Install a Linux system on a cloud server and many people can use it.
A cloud server is similar to a VPS, whereas a cloud server divides computing and storage resources based on server clusters, whereas a VPS divides resources based on data security based on servers. In terms of scalability and stability, cloud servers are much better.