What is a VPN and why is it needed?

What is a VPN and why is it needed?
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Internet security plays a pivotal role. While VPNs were once exclusively used by large corporations, they are now increasingly being adopted by ordinary users. What is this technology, and what is its purpose? We'll delve into everything step by step in this article.

What is VPN and why is it needed

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a technology that allows users to establish a secure encrypted connection to the Internet, bypassing local restrictions and maintaining confidentiality.

As you might have inferred from the definition, VPNs are often used to circumvent blockages, which have become more frequent in the hyip industry lately. Domains are blocked in the Russian Federation, but fortunately, administrators of investment projects promptly connect mirror domains.

When you connect to the Internet, a wide range of entities, from internet service providers to owners of public Wi-Fi spots, can track all the traffic passing through them. This extends to websites that gather information about your behavior and even to the authorities interested in your activities.

VPN will help hide your data from those you don't want to share with.

In short, VPN is essential for: reliable information protection, masking geolocation, accessing regional content, and secure data transmission.

How VPN works

VPN connects your device through an encrypted virtual tunnel to a remote server, through which you then connect to the Internet. This server can be located anywhere. Your internet provider might know you're using a VPN but won't know its purpose. For website owners, you appear as a foreign user.


There aren't many drawbacks to using a VPN, but they do exist. One of the main ones, in our opinion, is speed. In some cases, connecting through a VPN can affect your network speed. Truly secure VPNs come at a cost. On average, the price is around $7-10/month for regular users, but if you pay annually, the overall cost is significantly lower. Free VPNs are notoriously known for leaking user data, including their logins and passwords. In some countries, there are laws prohibiting the use of VPNs. For instance, in Russia, VPN services are forbidden from granting users access to banned sites, although this law is not yet enforced.

What to consider when choosing a VPN

  • Security. An essential factor when choosing a service is security, as a good VPN should be a reliable way to access the Internet;
  • Speed. One of the main drawbacks of using a VPN is reduced speed. Fortunately, not all VPNs significantly cut connection speed, making this a crucial factor when selecting a service;
  • Availability. Sometimes, the server you're connected to might not work, and you need to use a specific IP. In general, a VPN service should provide uninterrupted access to the server you use. We recommend paying attention to this.

Examples of VPN services

There are both free and paid options available. Understandably, paid options offer more advantages since free versions are often limited, for instance, in terms of traffic. Therefore, we recommend using exclusively paid options.




In this article, we've explored what VPN is, its purpose, its drawbacks, and what to consider when choosing a service. We also discussed five options for both paid and free VPNs.

We believe that VPNs are more relevant now than ever, especially since domain blockages have become frequent in the Russian Federation. Moreover, it's essential to seriously consider online security.

We hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments section of this article.

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