Set up a Linux Web Server at Home for Free

install a linux virtual private server for free

At some point a web hobbyist or developer needs to upgrade from shared hosting to a virtual private server (VPS). For a Windows guy, the learning curve can be steep. Starting at home with VirtualBox can provide the experiences of running a VPS without the upfront cost or the security liability of a publicly-available server.

Here's how to set up your own Linux server at home, without adding any hardware.

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