A big upside with OVPN is that you can forward ports while you are connected.
If you purchase the Public IPv4 add-on, then all ports are opened by default and you do not need to follow this guide. This guide is only applicable if you use the standard subscription.
By opening a port, you can run a web server as an example on your device even though you are connected to OVPN.
Opening a port is also known as port forwarding.
How do you open a port?
When you open a port you can decide if it should be TCP, UDP, or TCP and UDP.
Reconnect after the port has been opened
After you have opened a port you need to reconnect to OVPN for the port to be opened. If you do not reconnect the port will remain closed for that connection.
How many ports can I open?
Currently, we have a limit of 7 ports per account. This limit may be increased or decreased in the future.