Shadowsocks is a secure and lightweight socks5 proxy for embedded devices and low-end boxes, designed to protect your Internet traffic.
The benefit of Shadowsocks is that it works very well on un-stable Internet connections.
It has different versions written in C, Python and Go. I recommend the libev version written in C because it has low memory usage (around 600k) and low CPU consumption.
First, you need to have a Linux server with at least 128MB of RAM. If you don’t have one, I suggest a cheap OpenVZ VPS from:
RamNode 128MB OpenVZ VPS (New York) – $15/yr
– OR –
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Easy Install Shadowsocks-libev on Your Server
You can easily install and configure Shadowsocks (Thanks to Teddysun). Just login as root user and run the following commands:
wget --no-check-certificate -O shadowsocks-libev.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/teddysun/shadowsocks_install/master/shadowsocks-libev.sh chmod +x shadowsocks-libev.sh ./shadowsocks-libev.sh 2>&1 | tee shadowsocks-libev.log
wget --no-check-certificate -O shadowsocks-libev-debian.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/teddysun/shadowsocks_install/master/shadowsocks-libev-debian.sh chmod +x shadowsocks-libev-debian.sh ./shadowsocks-libev-debian.sh 2>&1 | tee shadowsocks-libev-debian.log
You will be asked to set server port, password and encryption (I recommend chacha20-ietf-poly1305).
After the script is installed, it will auto start on server boot.
You can Start/Stop/Restart and view the Status of the service by using the following commands:
Start: /etc/init.d/shadowsocks start Stop: /etc/init.d/shadowsocks stop Restart: /etc/init.d/shadowsocks restart View Status: /etc/init.d/shadowsocks status
Login as root user and run the following command: