How to Install ProtonVPN on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
ProtonVPN is an over-the-top VPN service operated by Proton Technologies AG, which operates ProtonMail, a service based on proprietary software. The Internet connection you use with ProtonVPN is encrypted. Using encrypted tunnels to route your connection, ProtonVPN’s advanced security mechanisms can prevent an attacker from intercepting your communications. In addition, you can access website content that might otherwise be blocked by your government. The client is very easy to use and has an excellent interface. Additionally, ProtonVPN Free offers unlimited bandwidth at no cost. Let’s get started with the installation.
For Ubuntu systems to be registered with VPSie, you need to create a VPSie account if you don’t have one already.
Our example is based on an Ubuntu instance with GUI installed. Here is a link that will guide you to installing Ubuntu’s GUI if you do not already have it installed.
Now open your terminal and run the following commands to update your system.
# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y
Step 1: Setup ProtonVPN Account
Visit the official website to set up a ProtonVPN account. It’s easy to do. Follow the instructions.
Our tutorial uses the free plan, but there are other options available.
Your details must be entered and you must create an account
Verify your account using your email, You will receive a 6-digit code in the mail for verification.
Step 2: Install ProtonVPN
Open your terminal and run the following commands:
# sudo apt install -y openvpn dialog python3-pip python3-setuptools
# sudo pip3 install protonvpn-cli
Run the command to go to root mode:
# sudo -i
# protonvpn init
OpenVPN credentials will need to be entered. Simply copy the credentials from your account and paste them in.
Run the following command launch the ProtonVPN CLI.
# protonvpn connect
Check ProtonVPN status:
# protonvpn status
Your Ubuntu instance has been successfully installed and tested with ProtonVPN. We hope you found this information helpful.