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Bubble: a privacy-first VPN

Bubble helps you start and manage your own private VPN.

It also adds tools to this VPN to improve your internet experience by modifying your traffic: to remove ads, block malware, and much more.

Visit the Bubble website to learn more.

The Bubble Manifesto is a statement of the values we cherish and the goals we strive to achieve.

Read What is Bubble? to get a more in-depth view of what Bubble is and how it works.

If you’re interested in developing on Bubble, see the Bubble Developer Guide and Bubble API Guide.

Operating System Support

Once your Bubble is running, any device can connect to it: Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android; if it supports VPN connections, it will probably work just fine.

The Bubble itself runs Ubuntu 20.04 and can be launched in a variety of ways.

To launch your own Bubble using this software, you will need either:

  • A system with Docker installed, to run the Bubble Docker Launcher
  • A Mac or Linux system, to run the launcher or build from source

The Easy Path

If you’d like to enjoy all the benefits of Bubble without going through all this hassle, try launching a Bubble using

There are no technical steps, you can be up and running in a few minutes.

Any Bubble you launch from will also be “yours only” -- all Bubbles, shortly after launching, disable all admin access.

Getting Started

To self-host your own Bubble, the Bubble Docker Launcher is the easiest way to get started.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can also run a binary distribution, or build Bubble from source.

Deployment Modes

Bubble runs in three different modes. You’ll need to run a Local Launcher first, then decide if you want to use a Remote Launcher to manage multiple Bubble nodes, or just launch a single Bubble directly from the Local Launcher.

Local Launcher Mode

You must begin in this mode, where Bubble runs locally on your machine. You’ll setup the various cloud services required to run Bubble, and use the Local Launcher to start a Remote Launcher or a Bubble Node.

This is the mode run by the Bubble Docker Launcher and Bubble Vagrant environments.

Learn more about setting up Local Launcher Mode

Remote Launcher Mode

In this mode, Bubble is running in the cloud in Launcher Mode, ready to launch new Bubbles that you can use. You cannot connect devices to a Bubble in Launcher Mode, you can only use it to launch new Bubbles.

Learn more about setting up Remote Launcher Mode

Bubble Node Mode

In this mode, the Bubble has been launched by a Local Launcher or a Remote Launcher and is a proper Bubble Node. You can connect your devices to it and use it as your own private VPN and enhanced internet service.

Learn more about launching a Bubble Node