What is a VPN?
Usually, when you are trying to access a website on the Web, you begin by connecting to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). They redirect you to any websites (or other online resources) you wish to visit. All your internet traffic goes through the computers of your ISP, which ensures they can see and track everything you do online. You may even turn over your browsing history to marketers, government agencies, and other third parties.
This is where the VPN comes into play. It redirects the internet traffic to a specially configured remote server. This way, the VPN would mask your IP address and decrypt all the information you send or receive. Encrypted data seems like a gibberish to anyone who intercepts it — it's impossible to read.
Why should I use a VPN?
- Trying to pass obtaining delicate or confidential information such as passwords, licenses and other important documents safely through an unsecured internet connection.
- Trying to acces a website or a website that isn't available in your country.
- Hide your activity and your IP from your ISP(Internet Service Provider).
- Get to the free world of internet. Some country's does have a Censorship on the internet. With a VPN the residents can enjoy from the whole internet
How to use a VPN?
Well, It is actually very easy to use a VPN. The big company's such as Nord vpn and Express vpn has plug and play software. We'll take for example Nord VPN. Nord VPN is compatible with Android,IOS,Windows (and yes even windows 7), MACOS,Routers,NAS and more.
After that you have purchased a plan you will be redirected to a download page. This page detects automatically on which OS you are. If your download is done you can install your VPN. Usually the VPN comes with a nice user interface. In this case Nord vpn has a clear and simple interface. Most of the time there is a clear button that will say that 'connect'. If we click the 'connect' button our VPN connects to the closest server.