Instagram Bot VPS/VPN Setup Guide

Instagram Bot VPS/VPN Setup Guide


One of the questions I get asked a lot is what is a VPS and how do I use one?

Today I’m going to answer those two questions.

And you’re going to learn how to use a VPS for your Instagram bot (FollowLiker or Massplanner) on either a Windows or Mac computer.


What is a VPS?

A VPS is short for Virtual Private Server.

Sometimes you may hear people use VPN (Virtual Private Network)…

It’s basically a computer in a warehouse (generally a major city such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, London UK, Paris etc…) which you remotely access through an application on your computer.

Essentially you pay a monthly fee to ‘rent a computer’ which is available 24/7.

This means it perfect for running Instagram automation software (bots).


Where can I purchase a VPS?

There’s thousands of VPS providers out there. While most of them can offer you the same service for the same competitive price… a lot of these services don’t specialize in Instagram automation.

Luckily, GreenCloud VPS does offer an optimized VPS which is designed for using with Instagram automation software.

I have included my affiliate link to GreenCloud VPS below.




Ordering an optimized GreenCloud VPS

What you will want to purchase is the ‘Windows VPS > MassPlanner Optimized VPS’.

GreenCloud VPS MassPlanner Optimized VPS

This VPS is setup to run smoothly with Instagram automation software so you won’t have an issues leaving your Instagram bot running for long periods of time with more than 5+ accounts.

You can go to GreenCloud VPS by clicking here


I recommend you start of with the ‘Starter plan’ at $26/month.

This plan provides enough RAM for Follow Liker or Mass Planner to run 10-40 accounts at once, solid up-time and 24/7 support from GreenCloud.

I’ve highlighted the correct option to order below.


For users on a budget – Windows Budget VPS

If you’re on a budget (I know VPS’s can be expensive) then don’t panic.

The alternative option is to use a GreenCloud Windows Budget VPS.

You can view these by going to Windows VPS > Budget VPS

GreenCloud Windows Budget VPS


You can use my affiliate link below to get a budget GreenCloud VPS.



These VPS’s work great if you’re only going to be running 10 Instagram accounts max.

You will want to purchase the SuperSaving Budget VPS Budget-1.

This VPS is a great option because it has enough RAM to support FollowLiker or MassPlanner running and it only costs $10/month.

I’ve highlighted the correct option to order below.

GreenCloud Windows Budget VPS Option

Purchasing a VPS

Once you have selected your plan you will be taken to a configure page.

Don’t worry, you only need to change a few easy options.



This is optional, but I recommend you change the hostname to something you will remember. It’s basically a username for your login details used later on.

Root Password

Write this down, you will need it later along with your hostname to connect to your VPS.

Choose your location

You should aim to pick somewhere as close as possible to you. I have chosen Canada because I live in Toronto.

Choose your OS

Personal preference but I went for the Windows Server 2016 version to stay modern, I recommend you do the same.

Note: do not choose a Windows 2008, Follow Liker and Mass Planner need a minimum version of 2012+.


Here’s what my ‘Configure’ looks like.


GreenCloud VPS Configuration


After that you can checkout with various payment options including Paypal.

After you have finished your checkout, you will need to wait around 10 minutes to be sent your VPS connection information.

Once you have that pick the correct connection guide for your operating system below.


Connecting to your VPS (Windows)

You can do this on any Windows version. I will be using Windows 10 for this guide.


1. Connecting to Remote Desktop Connection

First you need to open Remote Desktop Connection.

This is an application already installed on your computer by Windows.

You can find this application by using the Windows Search feature.


Remote Desktop Connection


To get here I am simply pressing the Windows Icon in the corner of my screen.

Alternatively, you can find it in your Windows Accessories folder.


Remote Desktop Connection Location - Accessories Folder


2. Enter your Login information

After purchasing a GreenCloud VPS, they will email your VPS login information which will be used below.

Enter your Windows VPS details as follows:


Computer: [IP address of your Windows Server, check your email for this information]


RDC Connection Information


Then you will need to enter your login information that GreenCloud emailed you.


RDC Login information


Once you have done that, tick ‘Remember me’ to make connecting in the future easier and then press OK.

It should take a second to load and now you should see a Window pop up showing your VPS’s desktop.


Connected to GreenCloud Instagram Bot VPS

3. Installing FollowLiker or MassPlanner on to your VPS

Finally, you will need to use the VPS just like your normal computer.

Use an internet browser to download your program and install it to your computer.

If you haven’t setup FollowLiker before, you can access my free beginner course on how to use good settings here.


4. Let it run

After you have installed either Follow Liker or Mass Planner, you can leave it to run and disconnect from your VPS.

The computer (VPS) will stay on and run 24/7.

If you ever need to re-access the VPS just repeat the steps above.



If you have issues connecting to your VPS, please contact Greencloud Support here. As much as I love helping you, I am not a 24/7 support team 🙂



Connecting to your VPS (Mac)

For mac users, you are going to need to download Microsoft’s official Remote Desktop Connection application.

You can download the app here:

After you have downloaded and installed Microsoft Remote Desktop, open it.


1. Connecting to your VPS

Open up Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Click ‘New’ in the top right corner.

Microsoft Remote Desktop New Connection


In the general tab you will need to enter the following information:


Connection Name: Anything you want (I would call it Instagram VPS)

PC Name: Enter the Main IP address Greencloud sent you in the information email

Username: The ‘username’ in your GreenCloud information email

Password: The ‘root password’ in your GreenCloud information email


Microsoft Remote Desktop New Connection Information


Exit this window and then select your connection and press start.


Microsoft Remote Desktop Start Connection VPS


You’ll get a certificate warning. Click ‘Continue’.

Now you will be connected to your VPS.


2. Install Follow Liker or Mass Planner

Once you have connected to your VPS you will need to download your program of choice.

To do this simply treat the computer as your own.

Open up an internet browser, download your files and install the program.


3. Start it up

After you have installed Follow Liker or Mass Planner, you can set it up and let it run.

Your VPS will be on 24/7 so you can now disconnect from it.

If you ever need to go back simply repeat the steps above to access your VPS.



If you have issues connecting to your VPS, please contact Greencloud Support here. As much as I love helping you, I am not a 24/7 support team 🙂


That’s it you should now have a working VPS which you can run your Instagram bot on!


Until next time,


– Aaron