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5 Reasons to Use a VPN


Most VPN services come with predefined settings and protocols, making them easy to use for all users. There are dozens of reasons why you might want to use a VPN.

Using a reliable VPN service is a great way to encrypt your online traffic and avoid government censorship, not to mention bypassing the restrictions of certain ISPs.

Anonymous Browsing

When you connect to a VPN, you can surf the web with complete anonymity. Anonymity is ensured by the fact that a good VPN service hides your actual location, allowing you to view any resources.

What's more, the VPN also blocks your ISP from tracking your every move on the Internet. While incognito browsers simply hide your browsing history, a VPN allows you to hide traffic from your ISP. Connecting to a VPN server allows you to "mask" your location by changing it, making it difficult for your ISP to see what you are doing.

This is especially important if you are concerned about your browsing history. Some providers have the ability to aggregate and sell user data. This means that whatever you do on the Internet can become a product to be sold to marketers or interested companies. Thus, using a VPN is a great way to keep your digital life private.

Network encryption

2017 was not a very good year in terms of cybersecurity, and the forecast for 2018 looks even more disappointing. Using a VPN to encrypt your internet connection allows you to browse any resource. A VPN is especially useful when you are traveling and browsing through public Wi-Fi hotspots (e.g. hotels, train stations, airports).

Many VPN providers use AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption. This means that your network is completely encrypted, making it nearly impossible to see what you are doing on the Internet, whether you are browsing on a secure or open network.

Even better, if you set up a VPN on your router, then you can encrypt the traffic of all devices in your home.

This is one of the defining differences between VPNs and proxies: while a proxy only covers the web traffic of one device, by setting up a VPN on your router, you will cover all the devices on your network. Many small and medium businesses have started to install VPNs on their office networks. This trend will continue as cybercrime becomes more prevalent.

Unblocking sites

When it comes to watching content from overseas, be it Netflix or Hulu, a VPN makes it easy to watch your favorite shows.

Connecting to a VPN will automatically change your IP address. Sites that may be blocked in your region are made available, allowing you to access any site and service from virtually anywhere in the world.

You can also use a VPN to download files and torrent without worrying about your ISP detecting online activity. Most VPNs have unlimited bandwidth and server switches, which means there is no limit to the amount of content you can access. This also means that you can change your location infinitely, which is useful when content is only available in certain regions.

Avoiding bandwidth throttling

Some Internet providers, when selling information to third parties, by agreement with them, may regulate the download speed of some sites. Thus, some sites will load faster, while others may load significantly slower.

Fortunately, a VPN can help remove website speed limits, allowing you to browse, transfer, and download information without worrying about slow loading sites.

Some ISPs are pushing for VPNs to be banned, however, the proliferation of VPNs makes such a ban unlikely.

Find the best online deals

One of the subtle benefits of using a VPN is a great way to save money on flights and hotels. By connecting to a VPN server outside your home region and comparing prices online, you can save a significant amount of money on rentals and flights.

This is due to the fact that most sites charge different amounts based on the user's IP address. Try checking prices on different sites by changing your location.

Next time you're looking for cheap flights, try using a VPN to check prices from different countries - just remember to browse incognito and clear your cookies after each visit.

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Author: Jake Pinkman