I don’t recommend this Shadowsocks set-up for general privacy. This is software that allows people to quickly avoid censorship in locked-down countries. It is open source, but it was created by Google (not a privacy-respecting company).
Outline VPN is an open-source tool that installs a Shadowsocks server in a cloud provider of your choosing.
The Outline suite also includes client software that connects to the Outline server. The client is available for these platforms: Mac OS, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS and Android.
Outline was developed by
Jigsaw, a technology incubator created by Google. It is primary aimed at journalist in censored countries.
Many people are currently using Outline VPN to bypass the Chinese Firewall.
Screenshot of Outline Client
Outline allows you to
self-host the VPN. You can also host on cloud service providers including DigitalOcean and Rackspace.
Installation involves running a command on its
command line interface. When used with DigitalOcean, a graphical user interface is available.