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How To Install Pi-Hole on AlmaLinux 9

Install Pi-Hole on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Pi-Hole on AlmaLinux 9. In an age where online advertisements and tracking scripts clutter our browsing experiences, Pi-Hole emerges as a savior. This open-source network-level ad and tracker blocker enhance your internet experience by providing a seamless solution for blocking unwanted advertisements and improving network performance.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Pi-Hole on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Pi-Hole.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Pi-Hole on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. Before diving into the installation process, ensure your AlmaLinux 9 system is up-to-date. Run the following commands in your terminal:

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

The first command cleans up the package cache, and the second command performs the system update.

After updating your system, it’s a good practice to verify that the process was completed successfully. You can do this by running:

sudo dnf list updates

Step 2. Setting Up a Static IP Address.

A static IP address ensures Pi-Hole’s reliability. To set up a static IP address, edit the network configuration file. Replace your_network_interface and your_static_IP with your network interface name and chosen static IP address:

sudo nano /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-your_network_interface

Edit the file as follows:


Save the file and exit the text editor. Then, restart the network service:

sudo systemctl restart network

Step 3. Installing Pi-Hole on AlmaLinux 9.

Before installing Pi-Hole, ensure that your AlmaLinux 9 system has the required dependencies. These dependencies include curl and dig. You can install them using dnf:

sudo dnf install curl bind-utils

To get Pi-Hole’s installer script, use curl:

curl -sSL | bash

Running the installer script is the heart of the installation process. It will prompt you with various configuration options.

  1. Choose your upstream DNS provider. You can select from OpenDNS, Google, or a custom provider.
  2. Select the blocklists you want to use. Pi-Hole provides a variety of blocklists to enhance your ad-blocking capabilities.
  3. Decide whether you want to use IPv4 and/or IPv6 blocking.
  4. Choose if you want to install the web admin interface. This interface allows you to monitor and configure Pi-Hole.
  5. Review your settings and confirm the installation.

Step 4. Accessing Pi-Hole Web Interface

To access the Pi-Hole web interface, open your web browser and enter the IP address of your AlmaLinux 9 system, followed by /admin. For example, if your AlmaLinux 9 IP address is, enter in your browser’s address bar. Log in using the admin password you set during the initial setup.

Install Pi-Hole on AlmaLinux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pi-Hole. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pi-Hole on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Pi-Hole website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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