Anyone who connects to the internet on a regular basis should have basic knowledge of what a VPN is and how it works. Simply put, a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a tool designed to keep your online identity secure, private and anonymous.
A VPN service makes this possible by allowing you to exchange your static IP address with a new one that is provided by your VPN service and is coming from a global location of your choosing.
A VPN creates a secure, encrypted “tunnel” over the internet between your computer, smartphone or tablet and whatever website or app you are trying to access.
This is made possible by redirecting your connection via a VPN server in another country, which makes it appear to a website or application that you are just another ‘local’ visitor.
When using a VPN, your true location is hidden as your IP address (the numerical label that identifies your device’s online connection) is replaced with that of the VPN server you’re connected to.
To understand what a VPN is, you first need to learn what an IP address is. An IP address is a unique set of numbers that is used to identify your computer online, it’s just like a postal address for your computer, smartphone, or any other device with access to the internet.
While an IP address is necessary in order to send information over the internet, annoyingly an IP address also reveals your geographical location to any website or application that you are trying to access. With some internet providers, you might get a static IP address, which means everytime you connect to the internet, you have the same IP address.
In other cases, you might get a dynamic IP address which changes with each connection. Nevertheless, both of the IP addresses will reveal your current location.
This is where the unique features of a VPN service come in – VPN providers have a network of servers located in various locations around the globe and are able re-route your traffic. In simple terms, your IP address gets momentarily exchanged with a new IP coming from the location specified by you.
Now, the server receiving your request will be able to see your new, foreign IP address and allow you to pass. At the same time, a VPN service will also encrypt of all of your traffic, ensuring your security and anonymity online.
Our VPN service differs from other VPN providers, as we do not keep any logs or history of your activity online.
There are two unique features that a VPN service provides.
First, a VPN is able to hide your online identity, meaning you can’t be tracked by cybercriminals, advertising agencies or the government. All of your activity online is anonymous and your private browsing leaves no tracks behind.
Secondly, since all good and reliable VPN providers will let you choose the country you would like to receive your new IP from, you can also use a VPN to access blocked streaming sites or unblock websites that are not available in your current location either due governmental censorship or geo restrictions.
A VPN service is not only for the super technologically advanced individuals, but it is a piece of technology that all internet users should be familiar with. Here are some examples of when you should really be using a VPN:
1. Privacy and Anonymity
A VPN is a great tool for your online privacy. When you connect to a VPN server, your ISP is unable to see what websites you visit, keeping your web activity private. You don’t need to give a reason for not wanting advertisers or your government to be able to spy on what you are doing online. Privacy is your right and using a VPN service will let you protect it!
2. Enhanced Security
A VPN adds a layer of strong encryption to your Internet connection, making it safer and more secure. If you need to send or receive sensitive information over the Internet, particularly if you’re using public WiFi, a VPN is essential.
3. Unlocking restricted online content
A VPN bypasses online geo-restrictions and censorship blocks to give you unrestricted access to your favorite websites and apps, no matter where you are in the world.
4. When using public wifi:
Public wifi networks are a super easy place for hackers to gain access to your personal information such as passwords and banking details. Using a VPN to encrypt your traffic will stop you from having your money and identity stolen. Be Anonymous – use a VPN.
5. When living abroad:
A VPN allows expats to online shop, research and stream just like in their home country, meaning you can watch the latest episode of your favorite shows or unblock YouTube no matter where in the world you live.
6. When traveling to a country with strict censorship:
Many countries in the world censor parts of the internet, including social media, messaging platforms, and adult sites. With a VPN you can bypass censorship and unblock any site.
7. When torrenting:
Torrenting is a great way to share files online, but the problem with torrenting is that all the people you connect with are able to view your IP address. If you don’t want anyone to track you while torrenting then you better use a VPN.
In order to keep your data secure, VPNs can use a number of different ‘VPN protocols’, which offer different encryption standards and levels of security. VPN protocols can be a bit complicated to explain, so we’ve put together this comparison so that you know what to look out for:
IP security (IPsec):
This protocol is usually used alongside L2TP (Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol) in order to encrypt your traffic. Overall it is believed to be a secure method, however, it can slow your traffic in comparison to other VPN protocols.
OpenVPN is the newest and most secure VPN protocol. It is much faster than other methods and there is also no reason to believe that anyone has compromised OpenVPN connections. OpenVPN is not integrated into popular operating systems, meaning you will need a third-party app to use it.
There are many known security issues with point-to-point tunneling protocol. It is not recommended to use PPTP if you are looking for ultimate security.
Secure Socket Tunnelling Protocol is also a very secure form of protocol and uses AES encryption, which is basically the gold standard in encryption methods. Overall SSTP offers high levels of security, the main downside of SSTP is that it is mostly just for Windows users.
Yes, you can use a VPN on pretty much any device.
Our VPN services work across all popular devices, including PCs, Mac’s, iPhones and Android smartphones.
If you’ve read everything you need to know and are ready to check out a VPN. To download and setup our VPN access is super easy:
1. Buy a VPN Plan. You can download it to your browser, desktop or smartphone. Our VPN access works with iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, Chrome, Firefox and more. Once you have downloaded our VPN, follow the steps to create a VPN account.
2 . Choose the virtual location of whichever location you need and simply connect. Now, you can unblock YouTube videos anytime, anywhere
Our VPN is based throughout Asia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore and more. We have servers in over 30 different locations, including the USA, UK, Russia and many other countries around the world which means that you can unblock almost any website in the world by using our VPN.
We provide security and privacy to people all over the world, and we keep no logs or history of your activity online. We are committed to helping to build a secure, private and free internet.
We are crypto enthousiast we accept Bitcoin for all VPN access plans. Bitcoin is one of the safest ways to pay over the internet.
You can purchase VPN solution securely and anonymously by using BitCoin. For smooth transitions, we have chosen BitPay as our BitCoin payment processor partner. Orders are processed almost instantly after payment has been received and confirmed by the blockchain.
Transactions from Bitcoin usually take few hours to process; while processing time varies due to different procedures operate in the blockchain.
You can purchase any hosting solution from us by using BitCoin simply and easily. Our system is fully automated, and your invoice will be marked as paid after three confirmations.