So, we all know that Linux is not the easiest operating system out there. While it’s pretty self-explanatory to install apps like VPNs on a Windows computer, it can be quite tricky to install them on Linux-based devices.
That being said, premium VPNs like CyberGhost actually makes everything a lot simpler in terms of installation. By providing a command-based Linux app, CyberGhost makes it super easy to get started.
But in case you’re new to the Linux operating system, I’ve compiled this super short CyberGhost Linux installation guide for all Linux distros including Ubuntu 16, Ubuntu 18, Ubuntu 19.04, Fedora 29, and Fedora 30.
CyberGhost Linux features
The Linux app of CyberGhost comes with just the same features you get on any other app of CyberGhost. You get access to 7700+ servers in 90+ countries. You can also use premium features like Leak Protection, Automatic Kill Switch, Fast speeds, 256-bit AES Encryption, and secure protocols like OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec, and even PPTP. To know more about this service you can check out our detailed CyberGhost VPN Review.
How to Install CyberGhost App on Linux?
1. First things first, head over to CyberGhost Account Management page and log in to your premium account
2. Next, click on “My Devices” then “Desktop” and then click on “Configure New Device” located just next to “CyberGhost VPN for Linux”
3. Once you click on “Configure New Device”, go ahead and select whichever Linux Server Distribution you’re using currently and click on Download Linux App
4. Now, wait until the app downloads. In the meantime, note down your CyberGhost Username and Password as you’ll need it in just a bit
5. Once the installation file is downloaded, select the ZIP file and use the Extract Here option to unzip the setup file. You can rename the file as per your liking
6. Next, open up a Terminal window and type in this command: cd Desktop/cyberghost and press Enter if you saved the installation folder exactly as shown in the screenshot above
7. Now type in: sudo bash install.sh and then press Enter. Once you press enter, type in your sudo password
Note: If prompted to install Python 3 and OpenVPN, just choose “Y”
8. Once the installation process begins, you will be asked to enter your username and password. You’ll see something like this:
Enter CyberGhost username and press [ENTER]:
Enter CyberGhost password and press [ENTER]:
Once the installation process finishes, you’ll see this message on your screen: install completed. Now you can simply type in CyberGhost VPN to see the complete list of available commands for the CyberGhost Ubuntu app.