Setting Up a WireGuard VPN Server on AWS

WireGuard is a new, open-source VPN protocol that’s gaining in popularity. In this blog post, we will show you how to set up a WireGuard VPN server on AWS. WireGuard is fast, secure, and easy to set up. It’s perfect for businesses that want to create a private network for their employees. AWS makes it easy to set up a WireGuard VPN server, so let’s get started!

wireguard in action

How can you start setting up your WireGuard VPN server?

First, you’ll need to create an AWS account. Once you’ve done that, log into the AWS console and navigate to the EC2 service. Create a new instance, and select the WireGuard VPN server option. Give your server a name, and select the region that you want it to be located in. Next, choose a subnet for your server. We recommend using a /24 subnet for WireGuard VPN servers. Once you’ve done that, click “create instance.”

Now that your server is created, we need to configure it. First, open the wireguard VPN configuration file. You’ll find this file at /etc/wireguard/wg0.conf . Add the following lines to the file:


Address =

SaveConfig = true

ListenPort =

PrivateKey =

Replace the address and private key values with your own. The listen port can be any open port on your server. We recommend using port 443, as it’s typically unused. Once you’ve saved the configuration file, restart the wireguard service. You can do this by running the following command: sudo systemctl restart wg-quick@wg0 .

Your wireguard VPN server is now up and running! To connect to it, you’ll need to download and install the wireguard client on your local machine. Once you’ve done that, open the wireguard client and click “add a new tunnel.” Enter the following values:

– Name:

– Description:

– Remote Server Address:

– Listen Port: 443

– Private Key:

Replace the remote server address with your server’s public IP address. The private key should be the same one that you generated in the previous step. Once you’ve added the tunnel, click “connect.” You should now be connected to your WireGuard VPN server! Congratulations, you’ve successfully set up a WireGuard VPN server on AWS. Thanks for reading!