Linux VPS Usage Options

A virtual private server with a Linux operating system is a hosting option that has received high reviews in the industry. This is not least due to the high performance, which is much higher with Linux VPS than with servers with other operating systems.

You can take advantage of the limited disk space available to you for almost any purpose because of its wide range of possibilities. Although originally Linux VPS and its numerous distributions were designed for high-traffic corporate and commercial websites, it can be used for other purposes as well. Let’s talk more about how Debian, RHEL or Ubuntu VPS can serve you.

Web Server

The easiest way to use a VPS is to use it as a standard server. On a virtual private server, host your website and get started. Install the WordPress management platform to get the maximum management and customization capabilities for your site.

Linux VPS as a Proxy Server 

Secure networking with your own IP address suits those for whom identification and personalization are important. A VPS IP address can be used for:

  • For free Internet surfing;
  • Unblocking of websites that are unavailable in your area of residence.

Setting up a server as a proxy is not difficult. It’s enough to install Putty on your VPS to connect via SSH to another VPS server

File Server

It is impossible to overestimate the role of the central server in a distributed computer network. It stacks and stores all the databases, secret files, and reports of a corporation or company with several remote branches. The central server gives access to them to employees who are connected and on the network and have the appropriate accesses. Use a reliable virtual private server from a trusted provider as a central server or file server to optimize the remote operation of all business units. 

Duplicating Server

To ensure high reliability and security of the web resource and all the data stored on it and to keep your important site running smoothly, use a Linux VPS as a backup server. If the main server “goes down” due to high traffic or a hacker attack, the backup server will automatically take over its functions until the breakdown is repaired or rebooted.

Mail Server

A big plus of the virtual private server on the Linux operating system is its high security, which surpasses the similar parameter of the servers on other operating systems. Such hosting becomes a guarantee of confidentiality of your correspondence – no one will have access to your incoming and outgoing messages. This is difficult to achieve using shared hosting.

DNS Server

Why not use a VPS as a DNS server? A private DNS server will allow you to manage all your domains through your control panel, and on Linux a VPS DNS server can work with built-in cache and redundancy.

Game Server

Recent decades, computer network games are no longer just a popular form of recreation. Today it is a sport, and earnings, and sweepstakes. Use your virtual private server for training or online games with friends, colleagues, like-minded people, a virtual opponent. Minecraft and Warcraft are examples of games that can be hosted on a VPS. You can run game sessions on a pre-scheduled schedule. Sure, at first glance it may not seem as efficient as hosting game programs and applications on a dedicated server. But you can achieve similar performance and economic benefits by renting a powerful VPS at a lower cost than a dedicated server. You don’t have to fear that the server will hang up in the peak. Believe me, games do not consume as many resources as many users think. Use VPS with confidence.

Penetration Testing

We suggest that you use your Linux VPS to test for hacker intrusions. In large companies, security and protection of personal data is of great importance. Upload your data to a virtual private server and simulate an attack on your computer system. This will allow you to find “holes” and “vulnerabilities” that can also be exploited by attackers at any time. Conduct such tests regularly, so that you can detect any flaws in the system, improve security and ensure compliance with confidentiality rules in a timely manner. That way, you can talk to management about the need to improve security methods and allocate a budget for this. And if all is well with the security system, you can sleep well until the next test.


Traffic, both incoming and outgoing, passes through the firewall like a filter. Requests broadcasted between the Linux VPS and the global network are checked. Questionable data is automatically filtered out without reaching the core. A number of attacks that can cause outages, such as bruteforce, DDoS, will confidently and effectively screen out the firewall on the web hosting server.

Transferring and Storing Large Files

A popular use case of Linux VPS, according to users, is storing and transferring “heavy” files. This can be backup copies of web hosting accounts, any archive of large size.

As a Conclusion

As you can see from the above examples, a Linux server can be used not only as the main server to host the site, but also to be an excellent addition to the main hardware. However, it is important to choose a reliable provider and Linux distribution to ensure that the features provided fully meet the needs of the business. Companies which need more security, flexibility and management are sure to appreciate the performance and low costs of a Linux VPS. See for yourself.