What do you use your VPS for?

A Nice Goat
I don’t have a picture of a VPS for you for this post, but here’s a nice goat. That’s nice, too, isn’t it?

I run an nginx webserver, PHP-FPM, XCache, and MySQL for some WordPress and CakePHP websites.

I run NSD DNS servers to manage DNS for my domains. I currently use 3 different VPSs from different providers for this.

I run a Postfix mail server to handle my personal email, and retrieve it via pop3s using Dovecot. A secondary MX runs on an alternate VPS in case the main VPS is down. I also use dkim-milter to automatically add dkim signatures to outgoing email.

I run OpenVPN for personal use.

I run Duplicity and rsync for backups. Duplicity automatically runs backups to alternate VPSs. My router running TomatoUSB and optware automatically rsyncs my VPSs to a flash drive in the middle of the night.

I wrote a script to do ping tracking and monitor various resources on the VPS. This runs on two VPSs, so they can monitor each other.

I wrote a script to capture a streaming radio show to mp3 files that runs automatically on a VPS. Then my router downloads them in the middle of the night and deletes them from the VPS. So I can listen at my convenience.

What do you use your VPS for?

  • I use my VPS to host pictures of goats.

  • You, too? 🙂

  • Dude, the goat is killer:D

  • The picture is great to represent VPS. Nice one!

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