How To Configure Your Liquid Web VPN

Liquid Web offers a free Virtual Private Network (VPN) user with every account. A VPN uses encryption to secure your computer’s connection to the Internet and guarantees that all of the data you’re sending and receiving to the Liquid Web network is secured from any potential prying third parties.

Be security-minded.

A VPN will secure and encrypt inherently insecure communications (such as HTTP, FTP, SMTP, etc.) to the Liquid Web network, even while using an untrusted public network.

Who uses a VPN? People just like you.

The Professional: Whether working from a permanent home office, or simply getting a few important projects done from home, a VPN will provide secure access to files stored on your dedicated server.

Remote Developers: Do you have a fleet of remote WordPress, Joomla, PHP, Drupal, or other developers that need secure access to your hosting infrastructure? If so, a VPN is not only perfect, but should be required.

The World Traveler: Working on your top secret startup from abroad? Or perhaps uploading photos from your most recent adventure? Prevent snooping by using a VPN.

Once you’re logged into your Liquid Web Manage account, follow the steps below to create a VPN user and get connected!

This is going to be easy!
Step #1: Create a VPN User

Click on the Create button in the top left corner.
How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 01 Create

Select Storm VPN from the menu that appears.
How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 02 Storm VPN

Complete the Domain Name for VPN field with a hostname for your VPN account. For example: vpn.yourdomain.com

Then, click on Create VPN .How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 03 Create VPN

A dialogue box confirming the creation of the VPN will appear. Verify the information and then click Create VPN to continue.How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 04 Confirmation

Complete the fields in the section Add a VPN User. Be sure to choose a strong (and matching) password for the Password and Confirm Password fields. If you need to generate a password, then try http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/.

Once you’ve completed the necessary fields click on the Add button.How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 05 Add User

A dialogue box confirming the creation of the VPN user will appear. Verify the information and then click Authorize VPN User to continue.How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 06 Add User Confirmation

Congratulations!

Your VPN user is now setup and ready to use. Proceed to Step #2 for information on connecting to the VPN.How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 07 User Created

Step #2: Configure and Connect to Your VPN

Click on the Connecting tab for further instructions on downloading and configuring the VPN client.How To Connect to Your Liquid Web VPN - 08 Connecting

Feel safer.

Once connected you’re ready to access your servers securely. If you’re having trouble connecting to the VPN, simply open a ticket with the Liquid Web Heroic Support team!

Explore securely.

Via a VPN you’ll connect securely to your dedicated server via Remote Desktop, FTP, HTTP, and many other otherwise insecure protocols.

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