Can I use a VPN to "give" my home-based, dedicated server my Digital Ocean IP?
Is it possible to connect my physical, dedicated server to a Digital Ocean Droplet over VPN so that I can be “running” on a clean IP? I have a fast Comcast residential line, which causes problems with outbound, transactional emails when I try to run a dedicated web server. I switched to Bluehost a year ago, but I am sick of them and can’t afford to pay more than the $30 / mo. I am already paying. I run about a dozen, low-traffic WordPress websites and REALLY like the speed that a dedicated server affords.
This morning I successfully set up a Dropbox running Ubuntu 12 64-bit and quickly installed OpenVPN, which I was able to tunnel into from my main Windows machine, so I know at least that much works. I just don’t know where to go from here…
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