Uses for VPS?


McDonald's Drywall Expert
Hey, so I've been using a VPS for a while now and it just dawned on me that I haven't been using it for much of anything at all. The only thing I use my VPS for right now is file storage/transfer and *very* small sites I am hosting free for people. I don't have any money to start a webhosting "business" and the market is already oversaturated IMO. It's not that I need to make money to pay for the VPS, I get enough money to most of the time, it's just that I can't justify spending the money unless I'm using it for a legitimately satisfying reason. If I was hosting a few important sites, that'd be cool because then my VPS would be serving at least a decent purpose.

So what uses could I use it for that are not webhosting-related? What do you use your VPS for that is satisfying to you? Also, I'm sure some of the KH employees have a VPS that they use for something or other, what do you use it for? ;)

I am just looking for some suggestions so please feel free to comment with anything you'd like.

Perhaps you could set up some kind of community site for your local area. I don't know what you could really do for you, but I know I've been trying to see what things in my community can and cannot be found online and am planning to take advantage of some gaps I see. :)