Although Serverless is cool and saves from lot of hassle handling configurations, updates and what not. There're some cool things you can with a simple cheap old VPS.

VPN (Socks Proxy)

ssh -N -D 9090 username@host

On Mac:

Safari → Preferences → Advanced Tab → Proxies → Change Settings → Enable SOCKS Proxy with localhost & port 9090

And that's it ! Every request you'll make now will be proxied through your vps and you can access every restriced websites.

Cloud Storage

We'll be using to set up own cloud storage with functionality same as google drive or dropbox


# Installing docker
sudo apt install

# Installing docker-compose 
sudo curl -L "<$>(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

# Download docker-compose file for owncloud
wget <>

# Create a .env file with credentials, own cloud version & port

# Changing directory you want to put files in docker-compose.yml file
# Change in services -> owncloud -> volumes

# Starting own cloud
docker-compose up -d

And that' it! You've your own cloud storage running you can login with username and password from env file.