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Move Over Express VPN; Make Way for SurfShark VPN

If you follow my blog even a little, you probably already know that I write a fair bit about VPNs. For years, I used a self-hosted VPN (Pritunl). And, that worked wonderfully – until certain streaming sites (hint: Netflix and Amazon Prime) started banning IP addresses owned by DigitalOcean and other hosting platforms. Since 2018, and until just recently, I have been a loyal Express VPN customer and fan. However, I now no longer use Express VPN and have made the switch to SurfShark VPN. In this post, I would like to explain the reasoning behind my decision to switch …

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One Month Review of Pritunl VPN Server

Update Still using my free Pritunl VPN server with a $5/month Digital Ocean droplet, and the speed and reliability are still amazing. So, after a year and a half, I can honestly say this is the best VPN solution I have ever used. Free Pritunl VPN Server Review After One Month of Use Not long ago, I published a post on how to set up your own free VPN server using Pritunl. Since I have been using the new Pritunl server for about a month now, I thought it might be a good idea to post about my experiences with …

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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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