Decent US VPS for a VPN in Croatia
I'm in the United States (New York, New York), but a colleague of mine is in Croatia. We work for a large technology website with a US focused audience and it's difficult for our European editor to test certain sites and services because of his location. Proxy servers only work so well. Originally, my thought was to use one of the dormant boxes in our office to just create a VPN to our office network that he could access. The problem is, we JUST moved offices and won't have fiber for another two months (Verizon installers are on strike) and our interim solution is hardly going to work.
Thus, my thought is, why not just get a cheap US-based LEB and do a VPN for that. I'm actually a little annoyed I didn't think of this earlier (I've been with the company for 2 years and our European editor has been with us for like 5 years...yet it didn't dawn on me until June that, smack forehead we could get him a VPN connection to take care of his tunneling needs). Any recommendations for a VPS that will work with a VPN that doesn't have hellatious ping times to Croatia/Eastern Europe? I've got a BuyVM account for myself but Freemont to Zagreb doesn't strike me as being ideal. I'd think an Atlanta or Dallas DC would be better.
Thoughts or recommendations? This would literally just be used as a VPN, so the specs can be limited, just looking at probably 500GB a month in bandwidth (and to be honest, that would be a stretch). There really isn't a budget - cheaper is better, but I'm thinking I'd like to stay in the sub $20 a month range if possible.