VPN - Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that VPN can get a little confusing sometimes, so we put together these FAQs to help you better understand what a VPN is and how they work. If there is anything we have missed, or if you simply have a question about anything VPN related - please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we will do all we can to answer your questions. Checkout the list below.

What is a VPN? Arrow

‘VPN’ stands for ‘Virtual Private Network’, and as the name would suggest, it creates a private and secure network over a normally open and unsecure network such as the internet. By utilising encryption and transfer protocols, VPN providers deliver a virtually private network to their customers for a fraction of the cost that would be incurred to setup a physical private network.

Why should I use a VPN? Arrow

There are a number of reasons you should be using a VPN. The most prominent though, is to protect your identity and secure your connection to the internet. If you use the internet without a VPN, you are vulnerable to hackers, snoopers and government spying.

Will using a VPN affect my Internet connection? Arrow

Yes, but not in a bad away! A VPN secures your internet connection. If you select a top rated VPN provider you shouldn’t notice any speed delays.

Is my data safe when using a VPN? Arrow

As all data is encrypted when using a VPN, your data is generally very secure. Some VPN providers do record user’s data, but this is mostly limited to recording the IP that you are connecting from.

What is a VPN Protocol? Arrow

A VPN Protocol refers to the method used to transfer data across the internet. The most commonly available protocols are PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN and SSTP - each have their own pros and cons and most providers will have documentation explaining the most appropriate use for each.

Can I use a VPN on my mobile device? Arrow

Yes, most of our rated VPN providers offer native mobile applications, however if you choose a provider who do not offer mobile applications, it is highly likely that you will still be able to use VPN on your mobile. All of our providers offer manual configuration assistance for mobile devices, and as long as your device supports VPN - you will be able to use it.

How do I choose a VPN provider? Arrow

Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve done all the hard work for you - simply checkout our top 10 list and see which providers come out on top.

What’s the difference between a Proxy and a VPN? Arrow

Both a Proxy and a VPN allow you to appear in a different location from the one that you are in, both change your IP and route your traffic through a server. A VPN encrypts all of your traffic and program data - a Proxy does not. Proxies are considered to be inferior to a VPN as it does not secure and protect your data.

How much does a VPN cost? Arrow

The cost of a VPN varies between providers. You can expect to pay anywhere between a few bucks a month, right up to 30 bucks a month. Our top providers normally cost around 5-10 dollars per month.

Is a VPN difficult to set up? Arrow

Most of our providers offer desktop software to take the hassle away from manually configuring your connection to the VPN. Providers that fail to offer desktop clients do not make the top of our list.