Tutorial for running OpenVPN on HostJane.
1. Get server IP and root password
After successful payment is approved, your server will be set up within 2 minutes.
Login to the Hosting Portal.
In the Dashboard under Services, look for the OpenVPN server you have provisioned.
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Click Manage next to the LAMP server item.
You will be transferred to the server’s dashboard.
Go to the Statistics area.
Below is a sample screenshot of the Server Information.
In this example, the server link is: https://123.456.789.1
In this example case the IP is: 123.456.789.1
Your Server Linkhttps://[Your_Server’s_IP]/
For security, HostJane does not send this to you by email.
You must login to your hosting account to review these credentials.
2. Ignore the browser warning
A. Copy and paste your unique server link
Open a fresh browser window and paste the link
B. Find the HTTPS warning
It will look slightly different depending on which browse you're using. In Chrome it may appear like this:
In Mozilla Firefox, it may look like this:
Click the Advanced or Add Exception link to accept the warning and proceed to the unsafe page.
Why is there a warning?
HostJane cannot configure an SSL certificate (HTTPS://) for an IP address on its own. We need to wait until your domain is pointing to the server, and then assign your FREE SSL certificate to your domain.
Until your domain's A-record is setup, whenever you access your server by HTTPS://, a warning appears in your browser.
Your server comes with a self-signed SSL certificate.
If you access the server link using HTTP://, you will not see the warning.
C. How to remove the SSL warning
Once your domain's A-record is successfully pointing to your server, HostJane can install your FREE SSL certificate to remove the warning.
Please note that we can only install an SSL certificate on a top-level domain (TLD)
For example: TLD could be .com, .net, .org, .ca, or any TLD available.where the
HostJane and our servers work with all domain registrars worldwide.
3. Access the OpenVPN installer
After passing the security dialog, you will see the OpenVPN login page.
Enter the username and password given in Statistics
You can now download the OpenVPN client for your system, to connect to OpenVPN.
To proceed with OpenVPN configuration, click Admin
Enter the username and password given in Statistics.
You can now configure your OpenVPN server.
4. OpenVPN Connect
A. for Mac OS
Download and open the .dmg installer.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install.
You can connect to your server through this menu.
B. For Windows
Download and open the .MSI installer.
Continue at the prompt.
After installation, the OpenVPN icon should appear in the tray next to the clock on your Windows taskbar
Right click on the icon. In the pop-up menu click [Your_Server’s_IP]
You can now select your OpenVPN server to connect.
Using your OpenVPN server
When you connect to your OpenVPN server, all traffic from your computer will be routed through the server.
Your computer will be assigned a new IP address.