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Algo VPN – Create Your Own – Linux Server @ Linode


Below is a video on how to purchase your Linux Nanode at Linode. You first need to rent (~$5/month) Linux server and then install your Algo VPN Server (free – open source).

The first video explains how to create a Linux “Nanode” through a company called Linode. You first need to rent (~$5/month) Linux server and then install your Algo VPN Server (free – open source). I’d appreciate it if you used my affiliate code: Linode

If you wanted 2 different VPN locations, you would need to purchase 2 different servers through Linode. You can connect up to 250 devices per server, so you can share your VPN with friends and family.

A note about setting up at Linode or any other server provider. They might block your SMTP port. You just need to request them to open the port so you can send your email. SMTP can be used to send your email, but not necessarily. It really depends on the service you use. Have questions, hit me up.

You can find other videos that will walk you through adding wireguard, the software you run on your computer & mobile device, that allows you to use your Algo Server.


Algo VPN – Create Your Own – Install Algo Server


The video below shows you how to install your Algo VPN on your Linux Server.

The templates referred to can be found below. I have included both Word/Excel and Pages/Numbers.

VPN Setup-Linode.docxDownload


VPN Setup – Linode.pagesDownload

VPN template.numbersDownload

To learn more about copying files via SSH read this document.

Notes Post Video:

I’ve made quite a few changes that I would like to include with the information above. I will do so when I have time, but here are a few notes

I now include Ad Blocking in the initial install. I also include a URL which I control so I can add anything I want without too much of a bother.I use Quad9 for initial DNS setting – Why Quad9? and How Update Your Algo


What is an Algo VPN?


Algo, a self-hosted personal VPN server designed for ease of deployment and security. Algo automatically deploys an on-demand VPN service in the cloud that is not shared with other users, relies on only modern protocols and ciphers, and includes only the minimal software you need. 

Algo is a set of Ansible scripts that simplifies the setup of a personal IPSEC VPN. It contains the most secure defaults available, works with common cloud providers, and does not require client software on most devices.

And best of all the Algo VPN software is open source and Free.  With closed source programs you need to take it on faith that a piece of code works properly, open source allows the code to be tested and verified to work properly. Over time this means open source projects (like the Linux kernel) tend to become more secure with more people testing and fixing the code.

You can read what Romain Dillet from has to say about the Algo VPN Server. “But there’s something refreshing about Algo VPN — it lets you set up disposable VPNs.”. “…I don’t see any reason why you should sign up to a commercial VPN service after playing with Algo VPN. I trust myself for not handing over my data to authorities (duh).”

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