thanks mate. was trying to do a similar setup on a unraid box, but really really struggled with the VPN component and my router... cheers
Nginx website and Samba are held on a Pi 3 and VPN server + DNS are on an Original Pi 1 Heres how I setup the VPN, it was as easy as Pi http://www.pivpn.io/ Don't expect lightning speeds, but it was very usable. Also you can use PiHole as I did so your VPN even has Adblocking included on it. :)
elliott - how did you split the tasks between the Pis? and how did you get the VPN server setup? followed a guide before but it took forever to get working properly
I've got a Qnap TS-453A. Other than crypto-mining, I can't think of anything they haven't tried to cram in there (actually the only negative I have about it)... you can even use it as a karaoke machine (I wish I was kidding).
Simplicity. Not everyone can do it.