How does a VPN work?

All you need to know about VPN

A VPN creates a connection between your computer and another computer (server), which is located somewhere in the world. You are able to hide your IP address and your actual location, displaying instead one of the IP addresses of the location of the server. Websites that you visit won't see your real IP address or your location; they'll see a false IP address and location.

What's more, your ISP will only see encrypted information. A VPN is a great way to prevent marketers or your ISP from tracking your history and online activity. Your ISP may attempt to limit your bandwidth, and having a VPN that provides them with only encrypted information can help you avoid bandwidth limits from your ISP. Marketers who would track your activity to target you for particular advertisements will also be thwarted in their efforts because you will surf using a new IP address every time you connect to a VPN, and you can even change your server location whenever you want.

Hackers who would look to steal your internet traffic information are also stopped by VPN. Your information is encrypted so the hackers cannot gain access to your usernames, passwords, emails, and other sensitive information they may use to steal your identity, place unauthorized purchases, or harm you in other ways. Those who use public connections such as Wi-Fi hotspots in airports, coffee shops, and more, such as frequent travelers, may find this added security beneficial.

A VPN is also a great service for those who wish to access websites not available in their home country or the country in which they are currently traveling. Some websites restrict access to certain users in particular countries, or prevent users in particular countries from access. A VPN allows you to change your location to that of another country that may be able to access the website. This is particularly beneficial to travelers who wish to continue to access websites from their home country.

Finally, a VPN may even be beneficial to those who wish to bypass their company's firewall security. Employers may place firewalls to prevent their employees from accessing certain websites while they are at work. A VPN will allow you to get around this and other attempts at censorship.

Whatever the reason for your interest a VPN is an excellent choice.