Installing and configuring your own VPN server thanks to OpenVPN

3 August 2023 3 minutes Author: D2-R2

OpenVPN: Secure and private connection to the Internet

Preserving privacy on the Internet is becoming an increasingly urgent task in today’s world. After all, on the Internet we not only communicate, but also make purchases, hold work meetings and store confidential information. How to ensure secure network access, anonymity and data privacy? One answer is your own VPN server. On our hack site you will find detailed instructions on how to install and configure your own VPN server thanks to OpenVPN. OpenVPN is free and open source software that allows you to create secure access points on public networks. It allows you to create your own VPN server and control all aspects of its operation.

Why is a private VPN server the best choice for privacy advocates and cyber security professionals? First, you have complete control over your data. Secondly, you can configure the server as you like, choosing the level of encryption, data transfer protocols and other options. Also, our guide will help you understand such aspects as choosing the optimal server location, configuring routing and firewall, as well as integration with other security tools. So, if you’re looking to secure yourself online while maintaining your anonymity and controlling your online experience, our guide to installing an OpenVPN-based VPN server will be your reliable helper. Join our community of cyber security enthusiasts and stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies!

  1. Download and install Open VPN

  2. Setting up your proton VPN account

Download and install Open VPN

Step 1

Open the Google Chrome browser

Step 3

Click on the section as shown in the screenshot

Step 4

Click on the installation file and wait for the download to complete, then open it

Step 5

Click “Install Now”

Step 6

Waiting for the download to finish

Step 7

First, click “Close”. Second, open the Google Chrome browser

Setting up your proton VPN account

Step 8

Go to the link: https://account.protonvpn.com/login

Step 9

Enter your login and password and click “Sign in”

Step 10

Go to the “Downloads” section

Step 11

Select the Windows platform and click on the circle

Step 12

We install the server configuration file to connect to a certain server in the selected country. And we choose the country of Great Britain and click “download”

Step 13

Open the “OpenVPN” program

Step 14

We consistently perform the same actions as shown in the screenshot. At the end, click “Import”

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In this screenshot, we can see that the file import has completed successfully

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Again, follow the steps as shown in the screenshot

Step 17

Open the Google Chrome browser

Step 18

First, go to the “account” section. Second, copy the login and password. Thirdly, insert this login and password as shown in the screenshot and click “Ok”

Step 19

Congratulations, everything worked out for you. Now you can use Open VPN on your Windows as we can see in the screenshot Open VPN is now connected to Windows

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