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 Network-wide ad blocking via your own Linux hardware

Install by running one command:

curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash

Our code is completely open, but piping to bash can be dangerous.  For a safer install, review the code and then run the installer locally.


 Pi-hole is free, but powered by your donations.



Block Over 100,000 Ad-serving Domains

Known ad-serving domains are pulled from third party sources and compiled into one list.


Block Advertisements On Any Device

Network-level blocking allows any device to block ads, regardless of hardware or OS.


Improve Overall Network Performance

Since ads are blocked before they are downloaded, your network will perform better.


Reduce Cellular Data Usage

Pair your Pi-hole with a VPN for on-the-go ad-blocking and save on data costs.


Monitor Performance And Statistics

The Web interface shows how many ads were blocked, a query log, and more.


API

Utilize Pi-hole’s API in your scripting or programing projects.

{
"domains_being_blocked": "136708",
"dns_queries_today": "18108",
"ads_blocked_today": "14648",
"ads_percentage_today": "80.89"
}
summary
summaryRaw
overTimeData
topItems
recentItems
getQueryTypes
getForwardDestinations
getQuerySources
getAllQueries

Installation


1. INSTALL A SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

Pi-hole works on many Linux distros.

2. INSTALL PI-HOLE

Run the install command.

3. USE PI-HOLE AS YOUR DNS SERVER

Configure your router’s DHCP options to force clients to use Pi-hole as their DNS server, or manually configure each device​ to use the Pi-hole as their DNS server.
If your router doesn’t let you change these settings, you can use Pi-hole’s built in DHCP server to achieve the same effect.

4. BLOCK ADS EVERYWHERE

Since Pi-hole works at the DNS level, ads can be blocked on any device and even in apps.

Blog

How Much Traffic Can Pi-hole Handle?

We often get questions like: How many clients can Pi-hole handle?  Or will Pi-hole slow my network down?  To answer the latter, no.  Pi-hole actually makes your network faster.  To the former, that will vary based on the hardware specs you give to Pi-hole.  We have a few real-life examples that can give you some ideas.

Giving a presentation on Pi-hole? Contact us first for some goodies and support!

If you are planning on giving a speech or presentation on Pi-hole, we’d love to get in contact before you do. We have seen several people talking about Pi-hole and delivering presentations lately and we’d like to help support these efforts, so if you are planning on doing a presentation, contact us beforehand and we can set …

Seven Things You May Not Know About Pi-hole

You may already know that Pi-hole lets you block advertisements for every device that connects to your network without the need for any client-side software.  But Pi-hole is very powerful and has several other uses that you may not know about.