At home I have a server with Ubuntu server 14.04 installed. This homeserver is mainly used for backups and storage of family files within the network (for this I use owncloud).
I want to gain access to my homeserver outside of my home network. At first I just opened up port 80 on my router and I could enter my homeserver. I stopped doing this because I want more security.
So I was looking for alternatives. A friend told me to use VPN.
- How should I access my homeserver from a remote location, if I need maximum security?
- Is it possible to gain access to my home network (in the Netherlands) while I am abroad (for example in America) so I could enjoy watching streams which are only available in The Netherlands?