Found some great instructions for putting a lightweight desktop environment on your (Lowend) VPS or server.
Uses no more then like 40mb RAM tops, but can be tweaked to only 10-20mb I think.

# Make sure Debian is the latest and greatest

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade

# Install X, LXDE, VPN programs

apt-get install xorg lxde-core tightvncserver

# Start VNC to create config file

tightvncserver :1

# Then stop VNC

tightvncserver -kill :1

# Edit config file to start session with LXDE:

nano ~/.vnc/xstartup

# Add this at the bottom of the file:
lxterminal &
/usr/bin/lxsession -s LXDE &

# Restart VNC

tightvncserver :1

You then connect using the VNC viewer of your choice on your local computer. I use the "VNC Free Edition Viewer for Windows Stand-Alone Viewer" at: Configure the viewer to access your VPS at:

Original credits go to LongShot @


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