How to install OpenVPN on Ubuntu VPS

Kaz Wolfe

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2016
OpenVPN is a popular open-source virtual private network (VPN) software that enables secure communication over the internet by creating a private network connection between two devices. Installing OpenVPN on an Ubuntu VPS can provide many benefits as providing strong encryption to protect your internet traffic from prying eyes, making it an ideal solution for remote workers, businesses, and individuals who value their online privacy and security. With OpenVPN, you can remotely access your VPS from any location with an internet connection, providing greater flexibility and convenience when managing your server. Installing OpenVPN on your VPS allows you to bypass geographic restrictions and access content that may be blocked in your location, making it easier to connect to servers and services around the world. OpenVPN is free to use and can be installed on any compatible device, making it a cost-effective solution for small businesses or individuals who need to access their VPS remotely.

Overall, installing OpenVPN on an Ubuntu VPS is a straightforward process that can provide significant benefits in terms of security, flexibility, and convenience when accessing your server remotely.

To install OpenVPN on an Ubuntu VPS, you can follow the following steps:

  1. Connect to your VPS using SSH.
  2. Update your system packages by running the following command:
    sudo apt-get update
  3. Install OpenVPN by running the following command:
    sudo apt-get install openvpn
  4. Copy the sample configuration file to the OpenVPN configuration directory:
    sudo cp /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/sample-config-files/server.conf.gz /etc/openvpn/
  5. Unzip the configuration file:
    sudo gzip -d /etc/openvpn/server.conf.gz
  6. Edit the configuration file using a text editor of your choice:
    sudo nano /etc/openvpn/server.conf
    Modify the configuration file as per your requirements, and save the changes.
  7. Start the OpenVPN service:
    sudo systemctl start openvpn@server
  8. Verify that the service is running:
    sudo systemctl status openvpn@server
  9. To enable the OpenVPN service to start automatically on system boot:
    sudo systemctl enable openvpn@server
That's it! OpenVPN should now be installed and running on your Ubuntu VPS.
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