Install on Vultr

Install your RPort server on the Vultr cloud

Create a new instance (virtual machine)

  • On the Vultr desktop, select Products and click on the instance tab.

  • Use the Plus sign on the right side to create a new instance. Click on "Deploy new server".

  • Select a region near you.

  • Choose the smallest size available, that will cost you 5$USD per month.

  • Do not add any additional features.

  • If you haven't uploaded your public SSH key yet, do so. Vultr does not support log in via password.

Log in via SSH

After the instance has been deployed, grab the public IP address from the list of instances.

Log in to the instance using SSH and the root user, for example, ssh root@

Prepare the instance

Vultr installs the Exim Email-Server by default. It's not needed for RPort. 🧹 Keep your system tidy and uninstall it with apt purge -y exim4-*.

Create a Firewall

By default, new instances are deployed without a firewall. That means all connections except SSH are blocked. You require a specific firewall for the RPort server.

  • Add the following rules

    • Accept SSH 22 Anywhere

    • Accept TCP(HTTP) 80 Anywhere

    • Accept TCP(HTTPS) 443 Anywhere

    • Accept TCP 20000-3000 Anywhere

    • Accept ICMP - Anywhere 👈 Do not skip this rule!

    • Drop any 0-65535

Finally, click on Linked Instances, select the rport server and link it to the new firewall by clicking the plus sign.

Vultr also enables a local firewall inside the virtual machine using ufw. The rport server installer detects ufw and adds the needed rules automatically. Usualy you don't need to configure the local firewall manually. When in doubt check with ufw status.

Install the RPort server

👉 Now proceed to Install RPort on any virgin cloud VM

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