While it's easy to see the benefits in using a paid VPN service like Surfshark, NordVPN or Mullvad, a user faces quite a few drawbacks when using an external VPN service.

  • Placing your trust on on a 3rd party
  • Crowded servers resulting in frequent "connecting loops"
  • Slow speeds
  • Polluted IP's resulting in frequent blocks/captchas
  • Data usage caps on some VPN providers

Hence, a private VPN server helps mitigate such issues and offers better privacy as you control the server.


In order to setup your own VPN server, the following are required:

  1. Basic Shell Knowledge
  2. A VPS (Hint: If you haven't got one, scroll to the bottom!)
  3. Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04 OS installed
  4. A SSH client (eg. Putty)



Login to your VPS with your preferred SSH client. The VPS IP and password are required. If you're on windows, you may use Putty.

Putty Application


Prepare the OS by upgrading it

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade


Let's install a one-click setup script for wireguard.

$ sudo apt install wget
$ wget https://git.io/wireguard -O wireguard-install.sh && bash wireguard-install.sh

Follow the instructions on-screen. Enter the IP address of the VPS, and leave the port to default unless otherwise necessary. After you complete entering all the required info, the script should output a QR code.


Now our VPN server is ready! Download the wireguard app on your phone, and scan the QR code. You should now be able to use your VPN server. Verify your connection by checking your IP address.

That's it! You can go to step 3 and repeat to add more users or devices.

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