This is a tutorial on how to setup a Shadowsocks server on DigitalOcean. We have another tutorial on setting a Shadowsocks server on Amazon AWS EC2 if you are interested. While setting up Shadowsocks on DigitalOcean can be quite easy and might only take 20 minutes, this process does require you have some technical skills, such […]
VPN is a great for boosting online security, defeating Internet censorship and bypassing geo-blocking. It’s not difficult to set up a VPN connection on a PC, a mobile phone or a tablet. However, for VPN users, there’s a very basic question: How do I know if my VPN is working? In addition, there’re some other commonly […]
It’s quite common for VPN providers to limit the number of simultaneous connections for their VPN account, which means you can only connect to your VPN account on a limited number of devices at the same time. For example, if your VPN account has a simultaneous connection limit of 2 devices, you can connect to your VPN on your desktop computer and your laptop at the same time. But if you want to also use this VPN account on your mobile phone at the same time, it won’t be possible. How to use a VPN account on many devices? Below are some tips for sharing VPN connections.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to setup a Shadowsocks server on Amazon EC2. Please note: this is a quite advanced tutorial for technical guys (or gals) who feel comfortable with doing things such as using Linux commands, setting up linux servers, using SSH and using the vi editor etc. It’s also required that you already have a Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. We will create a AWS EC2 micro instance running Ubuntu.
There is no doubt that Facebook is one of the most popular websites in the world. This social network website was launched in 2004 and now it has over one billion users. Many people use Facebook on a daily basis, and many companies use Facebook to promote their businesses and connect to their customers. However, if you are an Internet user in China, you will not be able to access Facebook directly.
As an international provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, Netflix has becoming more and more popular in recent years. Currently it’s available to viewers in many countries and locations, including North America, South America, New Zealand, Australia and a number of countries in Europe. If you are visiting China or staying in China, however, you […]
There’s no doubt that YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world. Not only it’s the most visited video sharing web platform, it’s also transforming the way people discover information online. Today YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world. Many people comes to YouTube to search for information, just as we do our searches on Google.
VPN is a big help for people using the Internet, especially those of us who live or work in China. Many first-time VPN users are thrilled to find out they can access blocked sites such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube again. At the same time, however, many new VPN users are puzzled by the choices of VPN protocols provided by their VPN providers, such as: PPTP, OpenVPN (including UDP and TCP) and L2TP/IPSec etc.
When you use VPN in China, you might experience the following problem: The VPN works fine for a number of days, and then suddenly it becomes very unreliable and even stops working. You might suspect the GFW has started blocking your VPN connections, which might be the case. However, it’s also quite likely that the problem is caused by your WIFI router. And it’s worth checking on your router for better VPN connections.