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Flexible Server Provisioning Options

Integrated Cloud

Deploy directly from UTunnel Dashboard

On Your Own VPS

Use your own VPS to set up the VPN server


Why Deploy a Hetzner VPN Server With UTunnel

Hetzner Cloud is a leading data center operator and web hosting provider in Germany offering cloud infrastructure solutions for a very fair price. They provide a great price-performance ratio making it an ideal choice to set up your UTunnel VPN server.

Hassle-Free VPN Deployment

UTunnel offers an extremely streamlined pathway to set up your Hetzer VPN server, offering you near-instant deployment with our integrated cloud option. If you prefer to use a VPS on your Hetzner account, you can do that too.

Cost-Efficient Pricing Plans

Just like Hetzner, our pricing plans for our VPN-as-a-service solution are highly cost-effective and provide the best value for your money. You get enterprise-level security for a price affordable for SMBs and personal users alike.

Easily Monitor Network Activity

While the VPN helps you secure your network perimeter, you might still want to monitor your network activity. UTunnel lets you do it with ease by enabling our activity logging feature, available with our standard subscription plan.

Centralized Management

UTunnel provides a greatly intuitive web console where you can manage everything about your VPN in a few clicks. You can easily manage users and user groups on your VPN server, as well as all your Hetzner VPN server settings.


Deploy Your VPN The Way You Want It

UTunnel provides two options to set up your Hetzner VPN server. One is to create your VPN server in Hetzner straight from UTunnel’s web dashboard, using our Integrated Cloud option.

The other option is to deploy a cloud instance in your Hetzner account and then register it as a UTunnel VPN server.

Integrated Cloud

Just sign up with us and select Hetzner as your cloud provider, select your instance type and location. No Hetzner account is required.

Bring Your Own Server

Create an instance in your Hetzner account, enter its IP address while creating your UTunnel VPN server, and then register your server.


Features You Get With UTunnel VPN Server in Hetzner

UTunnel provided a fully-featured VPN server solution to aid your network security strengthening efforts. It gives you absolute control and visibility into your Hetzner VPN server, deeming it an excellent fit for varied VPN usage scenarios for business or personal needs.

Hetzner instance is now easy using our site-to-site VPN feature
Site-to-Site VPN Connection

Connecting your remote/branch office networks to your Hetzner instance is now easy using our site-to-site VPN feature. You can set it up easily from the UTunnel dashboard.

securely connect to your Hetzner network remotely from anywhere
Secure Remote Access

Your employees can now securely connect to your business network remotely from anywhere. Our easy-to-use VPN client applications are available for all major operating systems.

hetzner integrates with many popular SSO providers
Single Sign-On Integration

We have out-of-the-box integrations with many popular SSO providers like Azure AD, Google Workspace, Okta, and One login, making user management and logins easy for you.

hetzner provides the two-factor authentication feature
Multi-Factor Authentication

For additional security for user logins, you can enable the two-factor authentication feature. You can use any TOTP-based application or you can opt to receive your OTP via email.

lets you route only selected traffic through the VPN in hetzner
Easy Split Routing

With our split tunneling feature, avoid unnecessary network load when employees are using the VPN for remote access. The feature lets you route only selected traffic through the VPN.

hetzner helps protect your employees from accessing malicious websites
Advanced DNS Filtering

Our DNS filtering helps protect your employees from accessing malicious websites unknowingly. When enabled, our firewall blocks such domains, but you can whitelist domains if needed.


Hetzner VPN Server Locations

With Hetzner, you can choose from 2 data center locations, one in Germany and the other in Finland, to deploy your cloud VPN server. These locations are available on UTunnel’s integrated cloud VPN deployment option as well.


  • Helsinki
  • Nuremberg
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How to Setup Your VPN Server in Hetzner

Just follow these quick and easy steps to deploy your VPN server on Hetzner’s cloud infrastructure.

Integrated Cloud

Login to your UTunnel web application dashboard and click on the Create Server button to create a new server.
Choose the Cloud option as server type and Hetzner as the service provider. Select your preferred instance type and server location.
Complete the payment and your Hetzner VPN server will be ready in a couple of minutes.
Invite users to your server and whitelist the Hetzner VPN IP to set up controlled access to your network resources. Users can now install UTunnel client apps and connect to the VPN server.


Bring Your Own Server

Login to your Hetzner account and deploy an instance using the UTunnel VPN one-click app from the Hetzner marketplace.
Signup with UTunnel and choose the On-Premise option. Create a server with your newly created instance's public IP address and you will be provided with a server registration token.
Connect to your Hetzner instance via SSH, download the required files and register your VPN server with the registration token you received earlier.
Invite users to your server and whitelist the Hetzner VPN IP to set up controlled access to your network resources. Users can now install UTunnel client apps and connect to the VPN server.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Creating and managing your Hetzner VPN server is quite easy with UTunnel VPN. Once your VPN server is set up, you will be able to view all your server stats and manage all aspects of your server and its configuration via UTunnel’s easy-to-use web dashboard. Some configuration changes might need a manual server restart if you choose the BYOS deployment option to set up your Hetzner VPN. You can easily do it by running a single command on your Hetzner server via SSH.
It is essential to ensure that business data is always encrypted and protected while being transferred over the Internet. When you set up your UTunnel VPN Server in Hetzner, it makes sure your data is always protected with encryption. UTunnel VPN supports highly secure 256-bit encryption with OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols.
Businesses often require secure access to private resources like ERP, CRM, HRMS systems, and other business applications. Such systems might already have password protection, but keeping such internal IT applications and servers accessible across the open internet is very risky. Once you set up your Virtual Private Network in Hetzner, you can whitelist the VPN IP address in these systems and restrict access to them only via the VPN. This adds an additional layer of security to your resources.
If you want to manage teams or user groups on your Hetzner VPN Server, you should sign up with a business account while creating your UTunnel account. The business account offers the ability to manage user groups and selectively grant access to VPN servers to specific groups. You can easily set up single sign-on integration with a provider of your choice, which will make user management even easier.
Yes, you can easily set up a site-to-site VPN tunnel between your Hetzner VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) and any remote endpoint that supports IPSEC IKEV2 protocol. UTunnel's web dashboard lets you easily configure the site-to-site tunnel properties. Also, you will need to add custom routes on your Hetzner VPC servers to send traffic to the remote encryption domain (the range of IP addresses of the hosts which will be participating in the encrypted VPN), through the UTunnel server. But, don’t worry about it; our support engineers are standing by to assist you with the site-to-site tunnel setup.