How to set up an unlimited secure VPN server for 5$/month
Many popular VPN services promise you the ultimate security for a big price. In fact, most of them keep a precise log of your activities and are willing to give it out. For that reason, it is not advisable to trust them. Even if the company's policy clearly indicates 'no-logs', they might still do it behind the curtains. You can specifically read more about it here: CLICK.
Let's begin the installation process!
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Choosing a droplet
Once you have successfully signed up for the service, go ahead and choose to create a droplet. Droplet is another name for a server.
From here, choose the latest version of Ubuntu distro (20.04 in my case):
Then choose the 5$ plan below:
Lastly, choose any server region you want and set a password for your droplet at the bottom of the page:
Logging-in and updating
Connect to your newly created droplet using any SSH manager, such as PYTTY (Windows), Termius, or Linux command line.
After logging-in update your droplet by running:
apt update && apt upgrade
Configuring the server
Now it's time to download and install the server file:
chmod 777 openvpn-install.sh
You should see an output like this:
Choose option 1 to assign your public IP4 to the server. Next, choose UDP as your communication protocol:
Leave the next option blank:
As for the DNS provider, choose whatever is more preferable to you:
Finally, you will see a finish message and will be able to access your VPN file on /root/client.ovpn
Using the VPN
First, you will need to copy the client.ovpn file onto your local machine using any SSH transferring tool, such as FileZilla or SCP.