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  • Should you use a VPS for Ethical Hacking?

  • When doing ethical hacking challenges or on pen-testing lab platforms like Hack the Box (HTB), Try Hack Me (THM) or Cyber Sec Labs (CSL), you鈥檙e likely hacking from a virtual machine. This works great but I鈥檝e found setting up a VPS to launch my ethical hacking endeavors from has a few important benefits.

  • Can you use a VPS for server hosting?

  • One of the many ways you can use VPS for server hosting is to set up an online game server to play with your friends. The list of games you can host is extensive, some of the more popular ones being CS:GO, Minecraft, and World of Warcraft, to name just a few. Gaming sessions are usually hosted on dedicated servers.

  • Do I need a browser on a hacking VPS?

  • You鈥檙e still going to need to use a browser when hacking stuff on pen-testing labs. It鈥檚 difficult to browse the internet though an SSH terminal. Luckily you can use port forwarding with SSH to use a browser on your local machine as if you were browsing directly on your Hacking VPS.

  • What can you do with a VPS for gaming?

  • It鈥檚 a good way to get your money鈥檚 worth out of your VPS. You can use a virtual server for a variety of tasks, including hosting gaming server sessions, email, applications, backing up files, setting a VoIP, and much more. It can also be useful for adding an extra layer of security through creating your own VPN.