How to Set Up a US VPN Server on the UK2 VPS CLOUD

September 10th, 2010 by

How to Set Up a US VPN Server on the UK2 VPS CLOUD in 10 Easy Steps

Setting Up a US VPN can give you a US IP which allows you access to US websites such as Hulu. Below I have listed a number of easy to follow instructions which will help to get your VPN set up in no time! Please feel free to add comments or tips!

1. Create a new virtual machine via your UK2 Control Panel with 1 node.

2. Select a VPS on the US Chicago cluster

3. In the Image Type drop down, Select “VPN Image” & then “Basic Installation”

4. Once the server has started, select Details under the Action column, and write down the IP address and the root login password.

5. Connect to the server via SSH (using PuTTY or Terminal)

For these instructions we assume your virtual server has IP: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

6. Remember to replace with the real IP number shown on your UK2 VPS overview page.

Example – Code: shh root@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

7. Login as root with the root password you wrote down from your UK2 VPS overview page


8. Edit the chap-secrets file nano /etc/ppp/chap-secrets

9. Add the following line: user1 pptpd setyourpassword *

10. Replace “setyourpassword” with what you want as your password – Don’t forget to include the *. Hold Ctrl and press X to save!

=== HEY PRESTO ====

Now you can login to the VPN over PPTP using: user1/”setyourpassword”

Happy Surfing!

NB. Check Google for instructions on how to connect to a Windows or Mac machine.

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Alan Briggs
# 22nd April, 2011

I need to find a company that will help me set up a VPN and provide my ex-pat friends here in Mexico with IPs that allow access to UK and US online television services. Can you help me?
Alan Briggs

Guest Blogger
# 26th April, 2011

Hi Alan,

We would be able to help you with that. Our VPS’s can be setup in the USA & UK, with separate IP’s, and will allow you to watch streaming video from that location. This blog will give you the necessary steps to setting up a VPN for the USA. Our VPS also have pre-loaded images/templates which you can load in minutes including a VPN image.

If you have any more questions please contact our sales team via live chat or call on 0800 612 2142.

The UK2 Team

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