LocalTunnel Test Application
This is a test application that can be downloaded to a rented VPS in order to set up a web page or web application that is accessible by a public URL.
This application is based on the LocalTunnel application. The source code can be found here: https://github.com/localtunnel/localtunnel
You can watch a video on how to run this example program on a P2P VPS rented server
- After logging in, navigate to the storage directory:
- Install LocalTunnel in your VPS with the following command:
sudo npm install -g localtunnel
- After logging into your VM. Download this repository:
git clone https://github.com/P2PVPS/localtunnel-test-app
Occasionally, you'll get the following error:
fatal: could not create work tree dir 'localtunnel-test-app': Permission denied
You can fix this by giving yourself permission with this command:
sudo chown -R $USER /media/storage/
- Install the dependencies for your new web application:
- Run LocalTunnel and instruct it to forward port 3500. Note the URL it gives you. This is the URL where you can access the website your device is serving.
lt --host http://peerlink.fun --port 3500 &
- Run your web app:
A note on HTTPS and SSL encryption: Let's Encrypt will issue wildcard certs at the end of February 2018. At that point, the peerlink.fun server will be updated to allow HTTPS encryption from your rented device.