pivpn VS openvpn-install

Compare pivpn vs openvpn-install and see what are their differences.


The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi (by pivpn)


Set up your own OpenVPN server on Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS or Arch Linux. (by angristan)
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pivpn openvpn-install
126 41
4,742 7,093
1.5% -
8.2 6.4
7 days ago 7 days ago
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MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pivpn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of openvpn-install. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-21.
  • How do I proxy all my browser traffic to a different IP address?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 21 Nov 2021
    Try using either https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install, https://github.com/angristan/wireguard-install or https://getoutline.org/
  • OpenVPN (PiVPN) + OpenSSL
    1 project | reddit.com/r/OpenVPN | 17 Nov 2021
    I recommend to have a look at Angristan's install script: https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install/blob/master/openvpn-install.sh
  • Openvpn install scripts / ipv6 / github
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/VPS | 7 Nov 2021
    Got a ip6 only script. But whe. I try to use https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install or https://github.com/Nyr/openvpn-install like I did before e doest connect to github since its not compatible, is there any workaround this? (scripts try to download the certs and stuff from github mid install and time out)
  • Double VPN using OpenVPN as client and server
    1 project | reddit.com/r/OpenVPN | 7 Nov 2021
    Hello everyone! I am trying to configure a VPN chain consisting of two servers. What I have is two servers configured with https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install script. What I want is to connect to server_1 via VPN which in its turn will be connected to server_2 via another tunnel. I have already got it working for simple client-server connection but whenever I try to configure OpenVPN on the second machine it just gets unavailable (lost connection) and I have to rollback to a previous working state, so I can't retrieve any logs. What I do exactly is put my double_vpn.conf file created by server_2 install script into server_1's /etc/openvpn folder and then execute systemctl start [email protected]_vpn and after that server_2 becomes unavailable
  • Problem While Setting Up OpenVpn On My VPS
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/VPS | 6 Nov 2021
    If this is for personal use, just use road warrior scripts like https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install or https://github.com/Nyr/openvpn-install
  • Thoughts on Algo VPN?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/VPN | 4 Nov 2021
    Algo is fine, but personally, I prefer the https://github.com/angristan/wireguard-install and https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install. Yeah yeah OpenVPN is ancient, but there are networks where WireGuard can't run out of the box and OpenVPN just works. I also like how the NAT IPv6 support allows me to get IPv6 seamlessly on IPv4-only ISP. Anyone living in a civilized country may not care about those, but I do.
  • Decent OpenVPN server tutorial
    1 project | reddit.com/r/OpenVPN | 24 Oct 2021
    Just run the PiVPN script? Despite the name, it works on VPS and regular x64 servers too. https://github.com/Angristan/OpenVPN-install is also great for a minimalist setup.
  • First time using VPS?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/VPS | 15 Oct 2021
    Either follow the guide in https://www.pivpn.io/, https://getoutline.org/, https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install, https://github.com/angristan/wireguard-install or https://tailscale.com/kb/1103/exit-nodes/
  • Windows 10 update (12-Oct-21) causes problems with OpenVPN running over UDP
    1 project | reddit.com/r/OpenVPN | 14 Oct 2021
    I have a small vpn subnet (a couple linodes, a nas and my windows laptop), so it was a minor change. I use openvpn-install to create it https://github.com/angristan/openvpn-install
  • How to setup OpenVPN server on Ubuntu
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/markontechdotcom | 13 Oct 2021
    We’ll be using an OpenVPN installation script from Github made by angristan. The Installation process done manually is not difficult, it actually requires many steps and can be time consuming(especially if you miss-configured a step which can consume more time by troubleshooting). For the simplicity and ease of setup we’re using the angristan’s script(big thanks to him for sharing the script).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and openvpn-install you can also consider the following projects:


tailscale - The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

outline-client - Outline clients, developed by Jigsaw. The Outline clients use the popular Shadowsocks protocol, and lean on the Cordova and Electron frameworks to support Windows, Android / ChromeOS, Linux, iOS and macOS.

docker-pihole-unbound - Run Pi-Hole + Unbound on Docker

Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

wireguard-vyatta-ubnt - WireGuard for Ubiquiti Devices

wireguard-windows - Download WireGuard for Windows at https://www.wireguard.com/install . This repo is a mirror only. Official repository is at https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows

wireguard-install - WireGuard road warrior installer for Ubuntu, Debian, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, CentOS and Fedora

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security

wireguard-docs - 📖 Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.

pivpn-docker - Run PiVPN in a Container!