How to Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu 16.04 64 Bit


VPN or Virtual Private Network is one way to overcome all that. But the question arises … how to use a VPN by utilizing the VPS that we have?In this tutorial we will learn how to Install OpenVPN on a CentOS6 VPS.The first step we have to do is log in to VPS via SSH.

If you are a Linux or MacOS user, you can do it directly through the terminal with the following command:

ssh root@vpsip

if using a special port outside port 22, use the command:

ssh -p 22 root@vpsip

where 22 is your SSH VPS port number.
If you are a Windows user, you can use PuTTY or Bitvize to connect SSH to VPS with the root username.

The second step is to download rpm OpenVPN with the wget command:


The results are as follows:

[root@vps]# wget
--2018-19-08 11:20:31--
Resolving (,,, ...
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 33289672 (32M) [application/x-www-form-urlencoded]
Saving to: 'openvpn-as-2.5.2-Ubuntu16.amd_64.deb'

openvpn-as-2.5.2-Ubunt 100%[===========================>]  37.75M  7.8MB/s    in 3.1s    

2018-12-19 12:11:32 (17.1 MB/s) - 'openvpn-as-2.5.2-Ubuntu16.amd_64.deb' saved [33289672/33289672]

The third step is to install the download with the command dpkg -i as follows:

[root@vps]# dpkg -i openvpn-as-2.5.2-Ubuntu16.amd_64.deb

Selecting previously unselected package openvpn-as.
(Reading database ... 58668 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack openvpn-as-2.5.2-Ubuntu16.amd_64.deb ...
Unpacking openvpn-as (2.5.2-Ubuntu16) ...
Setting up openvpn-as (2.5.2-Ubuntu16) ...

The Access Server has been successfully installed in /usr/local/openvpn_as
Configuration log file has been written to /usr/local/openvpn_as/init.log

Please enter "passwd openvpn" to set the initial
administrative password, then login as "openvpn" to continue
configuration here:

To reconfigure manually, use the /usr/local/openvpn_as/bin/ovpn-init tool.

Access Server Web UIs are available here:
Admin  UI:
Client UI:

In the example above, your VPS IP is This IP address will differ according to your IP VPS.

The fourth step Change the VPN login password by typing the passwd command openvpn:

[root@vps]# passwd openvpn
Changing password for user openvpn.
New password: 
Retype new password: 
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

After you have done the four steps above, the VPN server is ready to use. 
You can log in to the server dashboard via by using user: 
openvpn and Password according to what you input in the fourth step.



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