Discover the Secret to Installing AdGuard Effortlessly and Blocking Ads for Good

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to ITS Tech Time. This quick walkthrough will show you how easy it is to set up Adguard and start using it. Adguard will help stop all the ads that come up while you are online, and Adguard has some built-in parental controls that are simple for you to use.

Host machine

First, you need a machine to host Adguard; Adguard is lightweight so that you can install it anywhere. If you want to keep it on your home network, you can install it on a Raspberry Pi or a spare laptop.

For this demonstration, I’ll be using Digital Ocean to create a droplet. As a new user, you can take advantage of this referral link and receive $200 in credit over 60 days: https://m.do.co/c/732fbd1c3e4e

Once on Digital Ocean, I’ll click ‘Create a Droplet.’ The default region usually suffices, and my preference leans towards the latest LTS version of Ubuntu. Opting for the basic shared CPU and regular SSD will typically cost around $6 per month.

Install AdGuard

With this being a new Digital Ocean VPS, the first thing I’m going to do is update the apt database

sudo apt update

Once everything is updated, you install adguard by running this simple curl command.

curl -s -S -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuardHome/master/scripts/install.sh | sh -s -- -v

The output will tell you if AdGuard successfully installed and is running and will give you the IP address to visit for the Graphical User Interface

root@AdGuard:~# curl -s -S -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuardHome/master/scripts/install.sh | sh -s -- -v
starting AdGuard Home installation script
channel: release
operating system: linux
cpu type: amd64
AdGuard Home will be installed into /opt/AdGuardHome
checking tar
script is executed with root privileges
no need to uninstall
downloading package from https://static.adtidy.org/adguardhome/release/AdGuardHome_linux_amd64.tar.gz -> AdGuardHome_linux_amd64.tar.gz
successfully downloaded AdGuardHome_linux_amd64.tar.gz
unpacking package from AdGuardHome_linux_amd64.tar.gz into /opt
successfully unpacked, contents:
total 28888
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29409280 Dec 11 14:08 AdGuardHome
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root      587 Dec 11 14:08 AdGuardHome.sig
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   103317 Dec 11 14:08 CHANGELOG.md
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    35149 Dec 11 14:08 LICENSE.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    21918 Dec 11 14:08 README.md
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] AdGuard Home, version v0.107.43
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] service: control action: install
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] service: started
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] Almost ready!
AdGuard Home is successfully installed and will automatically start on boot.
There are a few more things that must be configured before you can use it.
Click on the link below and follow the Installation Wizard steps to finish setup.
AdGuard Home is now available at the following addresses:
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://127.0.0.1:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://[::1]:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://146.190.175.204:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://10.48.0.6:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://[2604:a880:4:1d0::777:5000]:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://[fe80::a05f:2dff:fec9:239%eth0]:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://10.124.0.3:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] go to http://[fe80::304b:a9ff:fe2b:e3de%eth1]:3000
2024/01/09 00:53:13 [info] service: action install has been done successfully on linux-systemd
AdGuard Home is now installed and running
you can control the service status with the following commands:
sudo /opt/AdGuardHome/AdGuardHome -s start|stop|restart|status|install|uninstall

Resources

AdGuard GitHub Page

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