Connecting Remotely

You can connect to your server and installed services from anywhere in the world, privately and anonymously, by using their unique Tor (.onion) URLs.

It is not currently supported to access your server and its installed services using a VPN. This functionality is coming in the next major release of StartOS.


It is normal for Tor connections to be slow or unreliable at times

Using the Tor Browser

Using the official Tor Browser allows you to access .onion URLs without additional configuration. However, accessing clearnet (.com, .org, ect) websites will also be routed over Tor, making them slower, and .local URLs cannot be accessed at all.

  1. Linux, Mac, Windows, Android: Download Tor Browser

  2. iOS: lacks a well-functioning Tor Browser. We recommend following the guide above.