Category: Linux

Setting Up A Local VPS

This article details the steps of setting up a local VPS or in other words a VPS on your local computer for offline use. The virtualization software used is Virtualbox. The server is a Ubuntu LTS server installed on the Virtualbox guest machine and made accessible over a Virtualbox managed network. The end result is a server that behaves just like a cloud VPS but is local. It can be used for testing scripts and configurations or for example as a staging replacement server for offline use. It could be a cheaper alternative to a cloud VPS. Another nice side effect of having the server locally is that it's faster and that restoring the machine to its start configuration is as easy as keeping a copy of the virtual disk and copying it as needed.

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