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How to Use the OpenVPN VPS Template

Getting started with the OpenVPN Access Server on your VPS

Updated over a week ago

OpenVPN Access Server is a full-featured secure network tunneling VPN software solution that integrates OpenVPN server capabilities, enterprise management capabilities, simplified OpenVPN Connect UI, and OpenVPN Client software packages that accommodate Windows, MAC, and Linux OS environments.

At Hostinger, we offer the Ubuntu 22.04 VPS template with OpenVPN pre-installed. To start using OpenVPN, install the template and follow the steps below 👇

Step 1 — Access the Administration Panel

1. Once you get your VPS running with OpenVPN, you can access the administration panel using the following details:

In the login URL, make sure to replace your_vps_ip with the actual IP address of your server 💡

The logins screen at OpenVPN

When you first access the page, your browser might display a security warning because it is a self-signed certificate. Go ahead and accept the warning to proceed.

Step 2 — Complete the Configuration Wizard

Once you log in, follow the prompts provided by the Configuration Wizard to complete the setup of your VPN server. You'll need to establish settings like your routing mode, VPN settings, and more.

Step 3 — Create User Accounts

In the User Management section of the admin console, click on User Permissions. Here, you can add users and manage their access rights.

The User Permissions dashboard at OpenVPN

Step 4 — Connect to the VPN

You can connect to the VPN by accessing the client UI at https://your_server_ip:943 — log in and follow the prompts to download the VPN client:

The OpenVPN Access Server client UI

Having a VPN on your VPS provides an additional layer of security for your online presence. It allows you to securely access your VPS server from anywhere, making it a great advantage when working remotely.

By following the steps provided in this guide, you can get OpenVPN Access Server installed and running on your VPS. If you encounter any issues, feel free to contact us for help!

Make sure to explore the official OpenVPN documentation to learn more about the platform 💡

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