Droplet as cheaper VPN solution?

hi Guys

I’ve been looking around for a cheap VPN service that would allow me to use a STATIC IP address for my connection… (My ISP can’t offer me Static)

Basically i need this for whitelisting my IP on my shared hosting in order to access remoteSQL… and also the make my local webserver public.

VPN Services w/ static IP addons are fine, but the thing is, I don’t need this all that time, perhpas once or twice a month only when im doing maintenance and upgrades.

So i’ve been looking for a cheaper solution w/ less bells and whistles compared to these featurefull VPN services all over .

Is DigitalOcean cloud service something that is also meant for hosting your own VPN?

Or would you suggest another solution?


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@ryanpq but i need my apps to be on the STATIC IP though, for several reasons (white listing and http server thing)

@ryanpq Quick question, would it be possible to do split tunneling on a droplet vpn? I would like just a few apps to go thru the VPN and the rest of my computer on my normal connection. Is that possible?


Do you ever run up against bandwidth limits when using your droplet as a VPN?