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Which Server Configuration required for a VPN Server which will serve around 10000(10k) users?

Posted December 11, 2020 539 views
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Hello,
We are currently managing a company which decided to make a VPN application using OpenVPN. Its target is to server 10,000(10k) user to serve VPN connection.

Could anyone please tell:

  1. Which configuration is required for a VPN server which will server 10k users?
  2. If only one server isn’t enough to handle such traffic, then at least how many servers required for it?
  3. What will be the expected pricing for it?

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Hi there,

As per an official recommendation from OpenVPN, if you intend to route Internet traffic through the OpenVPN Access Server, we recommend that you do not exceed 1000 users per Access Server installation.

For more information you could take a look at their official website here:

https://openvpn.net/vpn-server-resources/openvpn-access-server-system-requirements

You could of course set up multiple Droplets and have multiple OpenVPN servers, this is a good way to scale horizontally as well, as in the case that you have some problems with a specific server it will not affect all of your 10k users but only the users that are connected to that specific server.

Regarding the pricing, you can check it here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/

Regards,
Bobby