The House today voted to repeal FCC Broadband privacy rules. This means that ISPs will soon be able to sell your private internet history with only the President’s signature needed to make it official.
A VPN protects your internet browsing privacy by directly connecting you to an endpoint. Your ISP sees you are connected to that endpoint but they are unable to see any of the traffic going between your computer and that endpoint.
Therefore they have no information on you to sell, just the fact that you use a VPN.
Businesses have used VPNs for decades to protect themselves and their employees working remotely on their company’s network.
Now that power is your hands.
In this simple how-to we will show you how to setup a privately owned VPN server in under a minute for no more than $5 a month. This is better than a VPN provider as you are in total control.
We prefer Vultr hosting as it is inexpensive and they have a 1-click OpenVPN setup installer that takes seconds to deploy.
First let’s get setup with Vultr
- Follow this link to Vultr
- Create a new account
- Deploy a new server (Follow images below)
Select a location nearby
Click Application and select OpenVPN
Select a server size (We recommend $5/month as it gives you 1TB of bandwidth)
Finish by clicking the “Deploy Now” button
Now Then. You are almost done.
Click on the … for your new server
Click Server Details
Visit the URL displayed (Obviously this server has been destroyed and the credentials below will not be available)
Bypass the SSL warning
Download and install OpenVPN
Windows – Download the .msi installer. or MAC – Download the .dmg installer
Now simply login with your credentials provided by Vultr on the application information page
CONGRATULATIONS – You are now free to roam the internet privately on your own privately hosted VPN server that you fully control.
Simply disconnect when you are done. That’s all there is to it and it was painless and only $5 a month to protect your internet privacy.