Information security concerns are becoming more and more severe all over the world. Setting up a VPN server is incredibly valuable in terms of security and convenience. Some governments even try to ban selected websites. For instance, LinkedIn and SlideShare have been banned in Russia.
The main requirement was that I wanted native support from macOS and iOS. While OpenVPN is very high quality and recommended, it does not natively work with macOS and iOS thus a non-starter for my use.
I’ll show you how to create your own VPN server for 5 bucks per month in any part of the world in just 10 minutes which will be supported by iOS and Mac.
Step 1. Chose cloud provider and location
I used this great tool to measure latency and performance: https://cloudharmony.com/network-3m-for-compute-from-ripe