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How to Build Your Own Rock-Solid and Secure Multi-User VPN Server for $5 a Month

Update Update – Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu are now blocking Digital Ocean IP addresses. Therefore, this type of self-hosted, private VPN server will not work if streaming from those services is your goal. This solution should still work, though, with most other types of geo-restricted content. If you’re looking for a VPN solution GUARANTEED to work with Amazon Prime, Netflix or Hulu, you should try Express VPN – the number one commercial VPN provider, period! (Disclaimer – In addition to my private VPN server, I also use Express VPN. And, if you sign up with my referral link, we …

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11 Power Words to Improve Your Writing

11 Power Words to Improve Your Writing Here is a great slideshare from LinkedIn on the power of words, and how to use them in effective writing. This was created and presented by Barry Feldman. Excellent information for all new and old-hat freelance writers. These power words are spot on and the illustrations Feldman uses are even better. If you want to improve your freelance writing skills, this is an excellent tool with some awesome advice. If you want to skip ahead, and learn the power words right away, they are: Relate, Quality, Amplify, Specify, Simplify, Entertain, Engage, Activate, Prove, Pacify and Direct Check out the slideshare below and be …

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How to Set Up a DigitalOcean Ubuntu Server in 5 Minutes

If you follow my posts at all, you know that I just think the world of DigitalOcean as a host and platform testbed. There are just a ton of reasons why DigitalOcean is my favorite server–hosting provider, and here’s a quick list of just a few off the top of my head: No minimum term limits at all – With DigitalOcean, you can create a server to use forever, a year, a week or even only 5 minutes. If you need a quick-and-easy server to test a function, app or whatever, DigitalOcean lets you do that. When it comes to time, …

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