Let's setup a VPN server, for free, on AWS, under 5 min


Sometimes you want to connect to internet without someone watching you. This can be due to restrictions applied by governments, ISPs, etc. Maintaining privacy while using internet is very important to some people, and for me personally, the experience was to bypass a ridiculous censor on sites like Twitter and software like Telegram.

So I thought how hard can it be to setup a VPN server (because I didn’t want to pay $5 per month) for a web developer. After Googling a bit, I found out you could easily do this on AWS for free using OpenVPN. I started setting it up and a couple of mins later I had it up and running.

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