Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Deploying cloud based openvpn server easily

Openvpn is an opensource software application that implements virtual private network techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. One of the usage of openvpn, is so that we can browse the web without exposing our public ip address. With cloud server nowadays, it is truly cheap and easy to own an openvpn server. In this tutorial, I will use vultr cloud provider to setup my openvpn server.

Create your vultr account here

Once created, login to your account. You will be presented with below dashboard

Click on the + button to create your new cloud server

Choose your desired server location, in my case I choose Singapore

For server type, click on Application tab, and choose openVPN

For server size, choose $5/month for time being. You can always upgrade it to bigger size, if there is a need in the future.

Leave options 4, 5 and 6 as default

Put in your desired server hostname

Click on Deploy Now to deploy the server

Wait while the server is being installed

Once the status turned to "Running", your openvpn server is ready.

Click on the server name, to see the details of your openvpn. Follow the url shown in the details of your server, to get to the openvpn login page

From there, you can download the client for your device, and start using your own, brand new openvpn server, with just $5 a month.

Enjoy :)

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