Step 1 - Login to Your Vultr AccountCreate 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.
Select any additional features you want, you can enable IPv6, auto backup, ddos protection and private networking.
Startup script allows you to add scripts you want to be executed once the server starts up.
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.
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.
In this tutorial you learned how to setup your own vpn with one click on Vultr.