Our VPN for Linux is a piece of cake to install. Simply download and run the installer, and start enjoying VPN protection in minutes.
PIA’s VPN app works well on a broad range of devices, including laptops and desktops running the most popular Linux distros. The process is a cinch from start to finish. Just download our Linux app to get started.
Ubuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Mint, Debian, Fedora, and Arch.
Our approach to Linux is different from most VPNs — our Linux app has feature-for-feature parity with our Windows and macOS apps. Our full GUI means you won’t need to bother with the command line on supported distros.
Our user-friendly VPN and UI make setup easy — it also allows you to control every feature with a click of your mouse after installation. You even get advanced features for Linux you won’t get in other VPNs, including split tunneling and DNS configuration.
Audit, inspect, or verify our VPN app code anytime. We use the best open-source VPN protocols, OpenVPN and WireGuard®, to give you full transparency.
PIA’s proven No Logs policy guarantees we’ll never collect your usage data. Our RAM-only servers delete all traces of your connection with each reboot.
Our NextGen servers use 10 Gbps network connectors, so you can enjoy glitch-free gaming, streaming, and torrenting wherever you are.
Secure your Linux device from anywhere — our global network spans 91 countries. Unlock local accounts, torrent safely, and enjoy more freedom online.
Download bulky .iso files without worrying about losing protection. No matter how much you upload or download, you’ll never hit a bandwidth or data cap with PIA.
Don’t settle for slow torrenting speeds on distant servers. PIA supports P2P file sharing on every server, so you can enjoy great performance without compromising your privacy.
Our supercharged ad, tracker, and malware blocker, PIA MACE, works at the DNS level to block suspicious domains and stop harmful software before it reaches your system.
Take advantage of round-the-clock support from our team of VPN experts. Contact us via live chat or email, we’re happy to answer all your PIA-related questions.
Linux is one of the most secure platforms available, but it doesn’t do anything to protect your internet data. Once data leaves your Linux device, it's just as vulnerable as it would be on any other system.
When you connect to our secure servers, your IP address is hidden from the websites and services you visit — they only see your new IP address. PIA also uses unbreakable AES encryption to ensure your data is useless if it's intercepted by cybercriminals.
Our open-source VPN app makes PIA the ideal VPN for Linux distros. You won’t be shorted when it comes to configuration options or advanced features like Split Tunneling.
|Strong encryption||Select default 128-bit AES encryption or pick military-grade 256-bit AES for added data security.|
|Secure protocols||Pick blazing-fast WireGuard® or ultra-secure OpenVPN. Adjust the base MTU to transmit large files.|
|Split tunneling||Bypass the VPN on selected apps and domains without disconnecting the app or losing protection elsewhere.|
|Advanced Kill Switch||Stop data being sent over the internet when the VPN disconnects, or even if it’s switched off.|
|Automation||Configure the VPN to automatically connect or disconnect on specific networks such as public Wi-Fi.|
|Multi-Hop||Use a SOCKS5 or Shadowsocks proxy to relay your traffic through multiple servers and increase privacy.|
|Obfuscation||Make VPN traffic look like ordinary traffic, to hide your VPN use from anyone monitoring your network.|
|Customizable DNS Settings||Use the default PIA DNS, create your own custom DNS settings, or choose from other options.|
|Port Forwarding||Speed up torrents or maintain a remote connection between your device and home network.|
In addition to Linux, PIA has apps for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. You get unlimited simultaneous device connections, so you can protect all your tech with one subsctiption.
|Protocols||WireGuard® and OpenVPN|
|Encryption||128-bit AES, 256-bit AES, 256-bit ChaCha20|
|Transport||UDP / TCP|
|Proxies||SOCKS5 and Shadowsocks|
|Port Sections||UDP ports 8080, 853, 123, 53, 1197, 1198 |
TCP ports 8443, 853, 443, 80 501, 502
|Supported OS Versions||Ubuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Mint, Debian, Fedora, Arch|
|Minimum system requirements||32/64-bit system architectures including systemd, sysvinit, and openrc-based systems. You can use PIA on Linux ARMHF and ARM64 but you need to download a specific version of the VPN.|
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If you have the technical knowledge, you can make your own VPN kill switch using iptables and the UncomplicatedFirewall (UFW) app. There are lots of good step-by-step tutorials online to get you started.
If you prefer to let someone else do the hard work for you, PIA’s VPN app for linux includes a 100%-effective Kill Switch. All you have to do is enable it in the app settings and you’ll be fully protected against data leaks.
It varies by VPN. Once you choose a Linux VPN, check the VPN’s support center for the appropriate documentation on how to install the VPN using Linux Network Manager (LNM). Some VPNs provide OpenVPN configuration files you can import directly into the LNM to take some of the work out of connecting a VPN using the onboard manager.
This process may vary depending on which distro you use. For Debian-based distros, open the Linux Terminal, disable IPV6, and install the OpenVPN client using the command sudo apt-get install openvpn. Enter your user password if prompted, then access the Open configuration directory using the command cd /etc/openvpn.
Download the OpenVPN configuration file from your VPN's website and extract the zipped configuration files using the command sudo unzip ovpn.zip. You can now see a list of all available VPN servers by entering the command ls -A. Choose a server and connect using the command sudo openvpn [server name].
To some degree, yes. How much depends on the VPN you choose. If you want a fast VPN try PIA, we use 10-Gbps network cards, so you’ll hardly notice a difference in speed while streaming, file sharing, browsing, or gaming.
Everything. Without VPN encryption your ISP can see all of the websites and services you use online — and how much you use them. A linux VPN encrypts your traffic, making it unreadable to anyone monitoring your connection. Your ISP will know you’re using a VPN but won’t be able to spy on your activity.
PIA is the best VPN for Ubuntu. Unlike most VPNs, our linux app has full feature parity with our Windows app. PIA is the most configurable VPN on the market, so you can set it up just how you like it. We also give you blazing-fast speeds, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited device connections, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
OpenVPN and WireGuard® are two of the best and most popular VPN protocols for Linux. OpenVPN is the standard for security and privacy, while WireGuard® offers a speed boost and still provides excellent security. Both of these protocols are open source, so you can use them with complete confidence on your linux machine.
PIA VPN provides a full GUI for Linux — no complicated command line configuration is required. We cover the most popular Linux distros, including Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora, Arch, and more. Just buy PIA VPN, download our Linux app, install it, and the GUI will appear as soon as you launch it.
Most newer Linux distros, including Ubuntu, Mint, and Debian will work with VPN apps. Some distros, like OpenSUSE, aren’t as widely known so you may have trouble finding a VPN that supports them.
Qubes OS tops the list with most Linux users because its primary focus is security, but the most secure Linux distro will vary depending on who you ask — everyone has a favorite. Regardless of which distro you like best, adding a No Logs VPN is a good way to further increase your privacy and security.
PIA’s independently audited No Logs policy guarantees we won’t collect, store, or share your VPN connection data. PIA also protects your traffic with military-grade encryption, rendering your data unreadable if intercepted.
Yes, but you’ll need a VPN with fast, reliable servers. PIA VPN is an excellent choice for streaming sports, movies, and more on all your favorite video services. We have servers in 91 countries, so you can log in to your streaming accounts online while traveling. Our servers run 10-Gbps network cards for high-definition streaming anytime.
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Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is not encouraged.