pivpn VS Pi-hole

Compare pivpn vs Pi-hole and see what are their differences.

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pivpn Pi-hole
107 710
4,651 32,973
2.4% 2.0%
7.2 8.8
9 days ago about 21 hours ago
Shell Shell
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 2021-10-07.
  • PiVPN - Router/WIFI stopped workign after Pi was unplugged
    My PiVPN setup for openvpn as per https://pivpn.io/ wouldn't pull the router over, but I agree that if your setup is doing dhcp or dns that could make it look like the router is failing.
  • How do I check how long my certs are valid for?
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    How old is your script?#1000 merged in 2020 add expiration column for -l
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    pivpn update is supposed to take care of it, but old enough install can be buggy so probably just remove and reinstall if it's possible to re-deploy the configs.
  • I am tired of people in this sub treating VPN as "the golden hammer"
    Thus ss you'd have to be complete in that sense as otherwise you'd have nothing to connect to. Also to prevent the whole world to connect to it and start brute forcing it, you should have things like fail2ban, connection whitelists or whatever setup to reduce the attack vector somewhat. So for more most who are unexperienced, a vpn is easier to achieve... especially with a solution like https://pivpn.io to have a wireguard or openvpn setup using server and client certs on a raspberry pi for example.
  • Remote access to my Pi
    reddit.com/r/klippers | 2021-09-28
  • Failing to setup WireGuard on Raspberry Pi 4 (running Ubuntu 21.04)
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
    Try pivpn, easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server.
  • A few questions before I invest.
    reddit.com/r/unRAID | 2021-09-26
  • What is the simplest solution?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-09-25
    This is the best option for you. You can actually setup wireguard faily easily with pivpn although you may need to tinker around for a bit in order to expose your local network on the VPN's subnet.
  • Pi-Hole/NAS Security
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-09-22
    https://pivpn.io/ Really simple to setup. Also, I found this instructions: https://www.wundertech.net/setup-wireguard-on-a-raspberry-pi-vpn-setup-tutorial/
  • Forward all traffic from a peer to another peer via a relay server
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-21
    Install http://pivpn.io on your pi, open the wireguard port to it and you're set


Posts with mentions or reviews of Pi-hole. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-19.
  • What is everything i can do to speed up my wireless internet?
    You might consider incorporating the PiHole into your LAN. The PiHole is so effective at what it does it is known to improve network performance.
  • My attempt to navigate an article on the Newshub website
    Adding a Pi-Hole to my home network did wonders for blocking ads, especially on mobile devices: https://pi-hole.net/
  • TIL about "GeoFraming" where companies are able to track you through your devices based on venues you've visited like a concert or stadium as far as 6 months in the past. Then geolocate your home address and target ads to your home IP address with no opt-in.
    PiHole puts an end to that real quick.
  • ich_iel
    reddit.com/r/ich_iel | 2021-10-19
    Falls Basteleien dein ding sind: Pi-Hole
  • Arguing with the TV licence man that I don't have to pay just because I have some bbc DVDs
    Pi-hole should do that. It blocks ads across your network
  • Remodeling and I feel VERY rushed to try to figure out smart home. Guidance on dealing with locking down hardware like specific appliances, electrician wiring, what I need to have done 100% while the walls are down. Also any beginner setup guides going through what is great to have for smart homes?
    Having the PiHole on the LAN side of the modem allows you to create a DNS sink that just accidentally intentionally misplaces all that creepy data mining traffic that smart homes inevitably generate. This also can do 90% of the heavy lifting for ad-blockers and the like to keep your Porn YouTube viewing ad free. If you want to go ProtectiveParentTM then you can even block all those dirty websites right here. Plenty of tutorials and FAQs over at r/pihole.
  • ULPT Request: I live in a dorm. Owner of this dorm limit our internet speed up to 256kbps when we reach 16gb per month. Is there any way to solve this problem?
    This won't circumvent the cap but install adblockers on everything you can or get a Pihole setup to do that. You can cut down a ton of data usage this way. Adblocking has cut my mobile data usage (which I pay for every GB) by 50%. I suggest Blokada 4 (not 5, it's missing a bunch of features due to the massive overhaul). And you can't get it on Google Play cuz it's been blocked by Google, should use the F-Droid option or if you don't want to learn about that, the survey APK files is there too, take your pick
  • First time you saw advertisements and coupons on the back of your grocery store receipts?
    I must have a builtin pihole....
  • What's the deal with all the news stories telling me to ditch my VPN?
  • My humble homelab!
    reddit.com/r/homelab | 2021-10-14
    One Pi (raspberrypi) is running Pi-hole, the other Pi (serverpi) is running a few Docker containers such as Homer and File Browser (with a 1TB SSD, this is acting as a pseudo NAS).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and Pi-hole you can also consider the following projects:

Technitium DNS Server - Technitium DNS Server

AdGuardHome - Network-wide ads & trackers blocking DNS server

PowerDNS-Admin - A PowerDNS web interface with advanced features

Webmin - Powerful and flexible web-based server management control panel

pihole-regex - Custom regex filter list for use with Pi-hole.

blocky - Fast and lightweight DNS proxy as ad-blocker for local network with many features


Ajenti - Ajenti Core and stock plugins

awesome-selfhosted - A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers

Poweradmin - A web-based control panel for PowerDNS

bypass-paywalls-chrome - Bypass Paywalls web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

dnscrypt-proxy - dnscrypt-proxy 2 - A flexible DNS proxy, with support for encrypted DNS protocols.