Before we start, here is a link to the PIVPN site http://www.pivpn.io/ also to Pi-hole: https://pi-hole.net/ and thanks to Loic74 – https://marcstan.net/blog/2017/06/25/PiVPN-and-Pi-hole/
PIVPN is setup software for OpenVPN, whereas PIHOLE is a Linux network-level advertisement and Internet tracker blocking application. Like most normal people I find the subject of secure VPNs to be torturous and boring. I’ve covered backups elsewhere since discovering the absolute importance of being able to do them easily but only recently have I discovered the fun and relevance of having my own domain blocker to stop some of the ads coming in (PI-hole). as well as a secure VPN so I can access my stuff at home when I’m not there, securely.