Do you get online?
If Yes, then you need to invest in a VPN service.
If No, then you don’t need one.
A VPN or Virtual Private Network is like an invisibility cloak online. When you go to Facebook, your computer goes from your house directly to Facebook. Facebook can see your IP Address (explained later) and can track what you do.
When you use a VPN and go to Facebook, the path changes. Your computer connects to a VPN provider, which then connects to Facebook. With the VPN, your data and IP Address are now seen as the address the VPN provider is using, not yours.
Think of it this way. If you call a friend from your landline, then your number will come up on their caller ID. If you go to your friend’s house then call some else then that person will see your friend’s phone number. Your friend, in this case, would be a VPN provider.
So what are some advantages of having a VPN?
You can get extra content on Netflix. Did you know Netflix has different shows that are only shown to people in the UK? With a VPN, you open up a whole new library of TV Shows and Movies that are exclusive to other countries.
You will have the peace of mind in public WiFi spaces that nobody in there is stealing your data and credit card numbers.
Are there any drawbacks to using a VPN? Yes.
The only drawbacks of a VPN are that it can slow down your internet connection, and some sites don’t like VPN’s much. 99.9% of sites will work just fine, but some are picky about people using a VPN.
However, you can choose to turn your VPN on and off easily if there are issues.
There are free VPNs out there, but we do not recommend them at all for a variety of reasons. Those VPN services keep logs of where you go online and will sell that to advertisers.
Another problem is you don’t have any real proof that your VPN is working at all vs. a company that has a substantial financial stake in your security.
To take the headache out of choosing the right provider, we chose two providers that we have tested and have given us high speeds and security. Check them out below: