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Hi guys. Please suggest VPS to use as VPN & Proxy, cheap but reliable

Hi guys. Please suggest VPS to use as VPN & Proxy, cheap but reliable

mangkookmangkook Member
edited November 2012 in Help

Hi guys

I've been reading LET for a few day nows, and I think I'm ready to ask for some help & suggestion.

I need a really cheap VPS for my personal VPN or proxy tunnel. I'm going to use this vpn or proxy to bypass my isp. They're not bad but they only allow me to use torrent for 4 hours a day during dawn. I just need to use this proxy at daytime for the sake of convenience. I only download anime and japan drama mostly. I had use vpn service offered before but while it's cheap - less than $2 a month - they're inflexible.

I was hoping to find:

1. Fast access from SouthEast Asia 2. Cheap. around 2-3 dollar max a month 3. Specs; 300GB bandwidth or more, 128 Ram or more, Tun/Tap 4. but for my first month, any reliable host will do, just so I can have a taste of vps ;)

bigger space or US server are a plus, if I decided to host owncloud or access hulu. If they allow torrent it'll be a huge bonus. I've read some of the offer on LEB but need some suggestion based on your experience. If theres some fellow SEA or Malaysian user here, I'd really appreciate your help.

I have no experience managing vps before but had my share on few linux distros on my spare times. I also manage a few websites and shared hosting before. I'm willing to learn and experiment.

Please help, and Thank You very much in advance

searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

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  • @mangkook said: Cheap. around 2-3 dollar max a month

    If you can pay yearly, I believe somebody can offer that.

  • Hello and welcome @mangkook :)

    I'd suggest you have a look at OneAsiaHost.com (Singapore) and Edis.at (Hong Kong) if you'd like something low-latency. Do bare in mind, SEA bandwidth is expensive, so you most likely won't be able to pick up a VPS with your requirements with a $3 budget.

    On the other hand, West Coast USA may be acceptable. AFAIK, BuyVM is torrent friendly on their Canadian IPs (but hosted in San Jose, CA). A VPS with your requirements there will only cost $15/year.

    Good luck with your search!

  • thank you for the fast reply. I notice that too, committing 14 dollar is not really a problem but since I'm really new and inexperience, I just hate to stuck with unreliable or inflexible host

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • @ElliotJ said: if you'd like something low-latency

    acceptable high latency not really a problem. Can I use BuyVM canadian IP to access hulu or netflix?

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • @mangkook said: I just hate to stuck with unreliable or inflexible host

    The LEB/LET community is pretty helpful in that respect; I'm sure if you search around you'll find plenty of reviews for most well known providers.

    BuyVM has a pretty decent reputation. I personally have a 128MB VPS in San Jose with them, and have no complains with their service at all.

  • NekkiNekki Moderator

    BuyVM are far from unreliable, and although you can't upgrade their $15 a year plan, but it doesn't sound like you'd need to.

  • Your best bet is west coast USA. You will probably need someone tot ake DMCA notices lightly.

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  • @mangkook said: acceptable high latency not really a problem. Can I use BuyVM canadian IP to access hulu or netflix?

    Sure, if it has Canadian geolocation you can just use their VPN to get around it.

    Haven't used it personally, but it's nice to know it's there :)

  • We have VPS in Los Angeles California for $1.99 per month (paid monthly) which meet all of your requirements. Let me know if your interested or have any questions.

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  • Really what I would do is get a half way decent box with a desktop and than you can pretty much do what you need. and than just download your house via sftp and download the files you have downloaded. To me this is easier and less likly to get you booted by your vps provider as running what could be determined as a public proxy.

  • if your proxy info gets out.

  • @BlueVM, thanks. I'll look up to you later.

    @24khost said: To me this is easier and less likly to get you booted by your vps provider as running what could be determined as a public proxy

    I'm lost.. but can I create private proxy with VPS right? or not? I use to buy socks5 only access with authentication for utorrent. <-- this is my main concern. I might be confuse about something else though..

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • Well you can do it that way with a private proxy. But they for me seem to get hacked quite a bit. So my suggestion is to not do a proxy. Get a big enough vps to run a desktop linux distro with your utorrent, then download your files you have download via sftp to your home computer. That way you don't even look like a proxy.

  • Run squid behind the VPN of your choice. Secure and easy

  • I guess i am just old school. Make yourself less noticable.

  • Thanks guys. I'm still comprehending all this sudden burst of info. I'm still learning and trying to keep up. =)

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • I use a $3.50/month BuyVM for my VPN. I'm in the UK and the speeds are great.

  • zserozsero Member
    edited November 2012

    Hi,

    I've just made a howto for my stable fork of Minstall. Use this to make a fully functional and fast Debian 6 based system. It would work on any 64-mb VPS perfectly:

    https://bitbucket.org/zsero/minstall-stable/

    After that, just follow any VPN guide from here: http://board.prometeus.net/viewforum.php?f=8&sid=d67de01901ddfc1f35a69fa787616f45

    Or install Polipo, a fast and small HTTP proxy what you can secure using the following ways: change default port + limit by IP range + ask for username and password

    I think the combination of the following 3 is perfectly enough to secure a proxy. The most important is the IP range restriction.

    Here is my secured Polipo config:

    proxyAddress = "123.123.123.123" # your IP address proxyPort = 12345 # a random port allowedClients = 127.0.0.1, 11.22.0.0/16, 33.44.0.0/16, 55.66.0.0/16 authCredentials = username:xxxx proxyName = "localhost" diskCacheRoot = "" localDocumentRoot = "" disableLocalInterface = true disableConfiguration = true dnsQueryIPv6 = no

    Update: Polipo is not a SOCKS5 proxy, so it's not gonna work for torrents / UDP connections.

  • Thanks zsero ! There is also another way, to use just SSH, no need to install anything. tunellier has a socks 5 proxy you can use: http://board.prometeus.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=828&sid=24aa12a4651df2f29ea4b16806123da9 That tutorial does not require you to install anything on the VPS, but update the packages can never hurt as well as having a strong password. In time you may change the SSH port as well/allow logins only from your IP, etc. I do not recommend running torrents on provider's disks, they will not be happy and it can quickly spiral out of control if you have many ppl dling from you.

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  • mangkookmangkook Member
    edited November 2012

    @gubbyte where are you located? you're using vps for the same purpose as mine? do they tolerate torrent or light usage of seedbox?

    @zsero thanks. I really appreciate it. your guide fits my to do list. LET=awesome community!

    @Maounique also thanks for the idea. this is my original intentions., - just use the server to as tunnel and not waste the bandwidth.

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • The fastest connection from Indonesia : - Stylexnetwork - RamNode - FrontRangeHosting

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  • zserozsero Member
    edited November 2012

    Also, here is an image from BTGuard how to configure uTorrent for SOCKS5 proxy: https://btguard.com/utorrent.php

    image

    @Maounique, feel free to use the minimal Minstall from my stable fork in any of your guides! For tunnelier, why is it better than Putty's built-in dynamic tunnel? And why port 80? For going through super-crazy firewalls?

  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited November 2012

    @mangkook said: waste the bandwidth.

    Actually, you will use more BW if you use it a VPN to proxy your torrent traffic. if you only store there the dl file and then you retriefe it when it is full, you will only use the VPS bw to seed, if you do that from home, you will use both your BW and the one on VPS, it will take a longer trip and have bigger latency and will need to keep the computer up so use some electricity too. There is a fine line between torrenting through VPN and from the VPS directly, when it is feasible and when it is not, it depends a lot on your usage.

    @zsero said: why is it better than Putty's built-in dynamic tunnel? And why port 80? For going through super-crazy firewalls?

    It is better because it is simpler and can be used by ppl used to dl something and just work. I found out that putty is kinda intimidating for windows ppl. Dunno why. Yes, the super crazy firewalls are the reason I added the port 80 part. It happens quite often...

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  • mangkookmangkook Member
    edited November 2012

    @Maounique said: There is a fine line between torrenting through VPN and from the VPS directly, when it is feasible and when it is not, it depends a lot on your usage.

    it's true. I guess I'll have to order my vps and test for myself.

    @Maounique said: Yes, the super crazy firewalls are the reason I added the port 80 part. It happens quite often

    BTW my isp does block many common port according to my fellow subscriber. It's a valid argument.

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • @ErawanArifNugroho said: The fastest connection from Indonesia : - Stylexnetwork - RamNode - FrontRangeHosting

    I also use FrontRange Hosting as hosting my website, maybe i will buy again for ssh tunnel.

  • You dont need to buy another, you can use the existing one, remember, for the ssh tunnel you do not need to install anything, so it wont disturb the installation of whatever you have there, will only use BW mostly and a very little cpu.

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  • SayangAlif, yes as Maounique wrote, we can just enable the socks in ssh for tunnel :)

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  • I've been trying to make a 3proxy configuration script, as it would be perfect for a SOCKS 5 UDP supporting proxy, but I've given up. I've started a thread here: http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/6257/3proxy-install-and-config#Item_1

  • @ErawanArifNugroho said: The fastest connection from Indonesia : - Stylexnetwork - RamNode - FrontRangeHosting

    What locations are these? What data center?

    We're just doing testing on our new location and would like to see how it compares.

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  • I forget about the dc, but this is the IP

    Stylexnetworks : 108.166.200.135 RamNode Atlanta : 199.241.31.150 FrontRangeHosting Colorado : 198.147.23.113

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  • http://securedragon.net/

    i use this for a VPN. they have openVZ 32MB (more than enough for openvpn) 500GB bw per month and 2GB disk for about ~$10/y.

    i think they have a 20% off promo code aswell

  • WintereiseWintereise Member
    edited November 2012

    There's no way those can be fastest, not ramnode anyway.

    They're in the east, find something in the west coast since most SEA providers will be peering at Equinix LAX (55th Hope St.) or CoreSite San Jose.

    WebNX/Quadranet (and basically anyone in the west coast) peer at both of these locations, so you should be fine.

    Exceptions to this: PLDT from Philipines, someone needs to teach them how to do BGP. Telkom from Indonesia is equally as bad at times, moratel is better.

    All other APAC backbones (Singtel/Pacnet/NTT/KDD/Kornet/GT/IIJ/WIDE and the co...) will dump your packet just fine on LAX/SJC.

    Additionally, EU will be fine if your ISP has capacity on the SEA-ME-WE4 cable, and a contract with a Europe bound carrier (Seabone comes to mind for their excellent APAC -> EU coverage.)

    It's basically, Asia -> Italy -> LINX/DEC-IX/AMS-IX -> EU Providers, rtt is well around 220 from most of SEA, while East Asia is obviously higher)

    Russia is another option (due to the rostelecom cable from Tokyo -> Vladivostok, I think), excellent rtt on that too.

    And now, I've blabbered on too much :(

    -- BOFH

  • edited November 2012

    @Wintereise said: Telkom from Indonesia is equally as bad at times

    This. Hahahahaha Have you come to Indonesia? Maybe you will be pleased to enjoy the 1mbps for $100. And sometimes dedicated 256kbps for $300/month :))

    Do you have another suggestion for me in Indonesia? Currently only those 3 are the one having good connection to my isp ( Telkom :p ) Other than that, it's more than 300ms

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  • I've been to ID, Erawan.

    Great country, terrible infrastructure. Pretty much.

    -- BOFH

  • Hahaha... Correctly. Next visit, come to Bandung :)

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  • @ErawanArifNugroho said: Do you have another suggestion for me in Indonesia? Currently only those 3 are the one having good connection to my isp ( Telkom :p ) Other than that, it's more than 300ms

    I'll PM you some test IP :)

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  • mangkook, bluevm is best for your need.

  • @ErawanArifNugroho said: This. Hahahahaha Have you come to Indonesia? Maybe you will be pleased to enjoy the 1mbps for $100. And sometimes dedicated 256kbps for $300/month :))

    Try using Telkomsel, speed is very good, and I never paid for it. :D just use SSH tunnel from SoftLayer :D

  • Ah... using hacked trick :p Last time I'm using it ( KartuAS ), I can get 4mbps, but after that they eat my subscription Rp.100.000 for 24 hours without any connection can be made.

    Do you still have the trick for it? OpenVPN or Tunnel ? And at what port? Please PM me :D

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    BuyVM SJ for their $15/year. Ping for me is 150-170ms, also South East Asia. I use it just for hulu, etc.

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  • @ErawanArifNugroho said: OpenVPN or Tunnel ? And at what port? Please PM me :D

    @SayangAlif PM me too

  • Dirty hackers :P

    Just kidding, haha. Unprotected corporate proxies, huh?

    Man, those were the days. Now, don't even need anything, haha.

    -- BOFH

  • Hahahaha... That's when Your-Freedom makes us free. All billing system were bypassed. But now they have the knowledge to make their system secured.

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  • wow, I went to sleep and it's been this long already and no derailing ;) nice, especially comments about SEA connection speed.

    @tinyray said: bluevm is best for your need.

    does this mean they will allow seedbox? i might not need one but its good to know if they do. if I can install many thing it'll be good for my experience.

    I'm between bluevm and buyvm. leaning towards bluevm ;) if all goes well in the future I might consider 1 EU vps too just to share and balance bandwidth amongst friend.

    just a question, can buy all this using my visa debit card? I don't have CC and my paypal need separate bank account to top up, need to take 1-2 days. but if anything elese fails I can just use my friend paypal.

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • Debit card is just as good as credit card. I use it all the time.

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  • guys, I'm ready to test buy vps.

    do I need to have own domain and dns info?

    I haven't had any of my current domain available to use.

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • @mangkook said: do I need to have own domain and dns info?

    I haven't had any of my current domain available to use.

    Or you can just use the IP address. Depends on what exactly you are running.

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  • i dont need domain. not hosting anything at the moment. but when I place my order it says need domain / nameserver.

    searching for dirt cheap VPS in LA / Dallas Quadranet for personal vpn, already own 2 need couple more, its a new hobby ;)

  • @mangkook said: i dont need domain. not hosting anything at the moment. but when I place my order it says need domain / nameserver.

    Don't know what host you are going for, but there should be 3 options and there's one that says you have your own - which means you can just make anything up.

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