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WarpSpeed makes it easy for developers to access cloud infrastructure via the powerful WireGuard® VPN protocol. It can also be used to enable remote workers to access the internet securely while on public WiFi.

Deploying a Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.

  3. Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.

  4. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.

To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.

Estimated deployment time: WarpSpeed should be fully installed within 10-15 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Recommended plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

WarpSpeed VPN Options

  • Admin Email: This is the admin user email to login to your WarpSpeed instance.
  • Admin Password: This is the admin user password to login to your WarpSpeed instance.
  • DNS name: This is the domain you will be using for your WarpSpeed instance.
  • Data Directory: This is the directory that your WarpSpeed data will be stored in, default will be /wirespeed.

Do not use a double quotation mark character (") within any of the App-specific configuration fields, including user and database password fields. This special character may cause issues during deployment.

Getting Started after Deployment

Accessing the WarpSpeed VPN App

  1. Configure your custom domain to point towards the IPv4 (and IPv6) address of the newly created Compute Instance. Review the DNS Manager guide for instructions on setting up your DNS records in the Cloud Manager and read through DNS Records: An Introduction for general information about how DNS works.

  2. Once your domain has been configured and has finished propagating, enter the domain within a web browser to access the login page.

  3. Enter the Admin Email and Admin Password you defined during the initial deployment of this Compute Instance.

Now that you’ve accessed your WarpSpeed VPN instance, check out the official WarpSpeed VPN documentation to learn how to further configure your WarpSpeed VPN instance.

Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

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