How to Create Your Own VPN in Vultr with one Click

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your own vpn on Vultr with one click. Vultr allows you to deploy your vpn server within 5 mins.

Step 1 - Login to Your Vultr Account

Create an account on VULTR if you don't have one yet, and make sure to link a payment method to your account in order to be able to use Vultr services. You can link a credit card or a paypal account.

Step 2 - Deploy Your Server

Once you have verified your account, and linked a payment method, click to "+" button to deploy an server.

Step 3 - Choose Server Location

Once you click the deploy button , you need to select the location where you want the server hosted.

Step 4 - Choose Server Type

On the server type section, you need to go to "Application" and then select "OpenVPN" application.

Step 5 - Choose Server Size

You can select any package you want, an instance of $5  /  month server it's enough for a vpn server for personal usage.  

Step 6 - Server Configuration

Once you have selected the location of server, server type and size, now it's time to setup your own configuration.

Additional Features

Select any additional features you want, you can enable IPv6, auto backup, ddos protection and private networking.

Startup Script

Startup script allows you to add scripts you want to be executed once the server starts up.  

SSH Keys

Set your SSH key if you wan to login to server using ssh key, or leave it blank if you want to connect to your server using a password.

Firewall Group

On this section you can select a firewall group if you have one, leave it as is if you don't want to use firewall. If you are using firewall, make sure to allow TCP/UDP connections on ports 443 and 1194.  

Server Hostname & Label

Set the hostname you want, and click the button "Deploy Now" to deploy the server.

It doesn't take too long for the server to setup. However, a coffee it's never a bad idea ;)

Once the server is created and online, you will receive an email that contains VPN Server IP, username and the password.  You can also access this information directly on vultr, simply click over the Server IP on the homepage.

Logging to OpenVPN Web UI

Now all you have to do is simply paste the Server IP on your browser, and then login using the same username and password you got on your email address.

Connecting to Your VPN

Once you are logged in, click to "Yourself (user-locked profile)" to download the `.ovpn` file. This is the file that you will need to import to OpenVPN software to connect to your VPN.

Conclusion

In this tutorial you learned how to setup your own vpn with one click on Vultr.

Author

Endrit Qerreti

Linux Enthusiast, Coder, Security Researcher, Linux Sys Admin, Night owl.

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