What is a VPN?
“VPN” stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN creates a secure, encrypted “tunnel” over the internet between your computer, smartphone or tablet and any website or app you are accessing. This is made possible by redirecting your connection to a server in another country.
You become effectively anonymous as your IP address (the number that identifies your device’s online connection) is replaced with that of the VPN server.
All you need in order to do this is a VPN app on your device and an affordable subscription. The best VPNs work across all devices such as laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones.
When you want to mask your location, simply launch the VPN and select the country from which you want to connect. After that, simply use your browser and any apps as you normally would.
The use of VPNs can be very useful when accessing public Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops or airports to connect to the Internet. All of the data being transferred to and from a laptop, tablet or smartphone over the Internet will be encrypted, ensuring high levels of security as well as privacy.
Is it safe to use a VPN?
Some VPNs are safe to use while others might be selling or stealing your data to make money, so we would discourage using any VPNs you’re unsure about! Most free VPNs are the ones that are collecting and selling your data.
How do I view blocked websites?
If a website is blocked in your country, you can use a VPN to connect to a country that is able to view that website.
How does VPN Work?
A VPN creates a data tunnel between your device and the internet, bypassing your ISP and directing all data through that encrypted tunnel.
How fast are VPN servers?
It depends on server location.