How to Install and Configure V2Ray on Ubuntu: A Step-by-Step Guide


V2Ray is a powerful proxy server that can help you bypass internet restrictions and access blocked content. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of installing V2Ray on your machine.


Before we begin, you will need the following:

  • A Linux machine (Ubuntu 16.04 or higher recommended)
  • A non-root user account with sudo privileges
  • A basic understanding of the command line

Step 1: Update the System

First, we need to update the system. Open the terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

This will update the package list and install any available updates.

Step 2: Install V2Ray

Next, we need to download and install V2Ray. Run the following command in the terminal:

wget && sudo bash

This will download and run the installation script for V2Ray. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Step 3: Configure V2Ray

Once V2Ray is installed, we need to configure it. Open the V2Ray configuration file using the following command:

sudo nano /etc/v2ray/config.json

In the configuration file, you will see various settings that you can adjust to your liking. Here is an example configuration:

"inbounds": [{
"port": 8080,
"protocol": "vmess",
"settings": {
"clients": [{
"id": "c83e4bf2-38f4-4c4e-8ca4-4eefa792a7b7",
"alterId": 64
"streamSettings": {
"network": "tcp"
"outbounds": [{
"protocol": "freedom",
"settings": {}

This configuration sets up a V2Ray server on port 8080 using the vmess protocol. It also sets up a single client with the ID “c83e4bf2-38f4-4c4e-8ca4-4eefa792a7b7” and an alterId of 64. Finally, it sets up an outbound connection using the freedom protocol.

Make any necessary changes to the configuration file and save it.

Step 4: Start and Enable V2Ray

Finally, we need to start and enable V2Ray. Run the following commands in the terminal:

sudo systemctl start v2ray
sudo systemctl enable v2ray

This will start V2Ray and enable it to start automatically on boot.


Congratulations, you have successfully installed and configured V2Ray on your machine. You can now use V2Ray to bypass internet restrictions and access blocked content. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, feel free to consult the V2Ray documentation or reach out to the community for help.