Setup Wireguard VPN server with Docker

Get and setup a server

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Creating server on Vultr
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Install Docker

Install Docker and Docker-Compose on Ubuntu 20.04
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Setup Wireguard

Run these on your server:

mkdir -p ~/wireguard/
mkdir -p ~/wireguard/config/
nano ~/wireguard/docker-compose.yml

Copy and paste the content below:

version: '3.8'
    container_name: wireguard
    image: linuxserver/wireguard
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Asia/Hong_Kong
      - SERVERURL=
      - SERVERPORT=51820
      - PEERS=pc1,pc2,phone1
      - PEERDNS=auto
      - 51820:51820/udp
      - type: bind
        source: ./config/
        target: /config/
      - type: bind
        source: /lib/modules
        target: /lib/modules
    restart: always
      - NET_ADMIN
      - SYS_MODULE
      - net.ipv4.conf.all.src_valid_mark=1

There are several places you need to modify.

  1. TZ refers to timezone. Choose yours from TZ database name from Wikipedia.
  2. SERVERURL refers to the server IP address. Find it on Vultr or DigitalOcean dashboard.
  3. PEERS are the number of user-config-files to generate, or the names of user-config-files. If you enter PEERS=3, it will generate peer_1, peer_2 and peer_3. If you enter PEERS=pc1,pc2,phone1, it will generate peer_pc1, peer_pc2 and peer_phone1.

Hit CTRL + X, Y, ENTER to save and exit the file.

Start Wireguard by running these:

cd ~/wireguard/
docker-compose up -d

It starts building the server. After you see Creating wireguard   ... done

Connect your phone to Wireguard

docker-compose logs -f wireguard

You will see the execution log, and QR codes of Wireguard VPN connection settings.

Open Wireguard VPN application on your phone, click +, Create from QR code