What does VPN Do?

What VPN Do

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is an extremely important tool for your online life. The most basic way to use a VPN is to send your encrypted data through an encrypted tunnel. This makes you safer and more anonymous on the internet.

VPN becomes one of the most essential services for internet users. Because of rising worries about internet privacy and security, the number of VPN users is growing day by day. However, the vast majority of Internet users are unaware of the benefits of VPNs. If you are one of these folks, keep reading to learn why a VPN service is necessary and what amazing things you can do with it. In this article, I will discuss 15 things you can do with your VPN.

1. Avoiding ISP tracking

ISPs frequently monitor the online activities of their consumers. These actions are governed by privacy rules to ensure the anonymity of individual consumers. If law enforcement intervenes with a court order, they may watch and record the movements of individuals.

ISPs say that their monitoring is harmless. However, this is a matter of perception. ISPs will sell the information they collect to third parties. On mobile devices, this could include browser history, location, and app data. The data is used for advertising purposes, such as targeting. Nonetheless, it is an invasion of privacy. Installing a VPN on all of your devices will provide adequate protection against these intrusions.

2. Online shopping from afar

Online shopping from afar

Let’s say you’re going out of the country and want to order something from your favorite online store to be sent to your home when you get back. When you go to the online store’s website, you will be sent to a page that is specific to your country.

However, if you use a VPN server in your home country, you will be able to access the UK, US, Canadian, etc. sites as if you were physically present, and ship to your home address using your home bank account or payment card. Let the internet shopping begin – with a VPN.

3. Avoid Social Media Blocks

Social media networks in many countries and states limit the power of sharing and the freedom of information for a variety of reasons. However, you may use a VPN to access any social networking service without being traced. You can connect to a location where these services are not restricted and access them without restriction. If you’ve ever wondered how people in China can access Facebook despite the fact that it’s illegal, it’s because they use VPN or proxy networks.

4. Save Money on Online Services

Save Money on Online Services

You can actually get a lot of discounts while shopping online if you use a VPN. Many areas and countries offer local customers unique discounts. Furthermore, several countries have lower currency values and lower product taxes. All of these advantages are available when connecting to that area’s network using a VPN. This allows you to save money while also increasing the number of products and brands available to you.

5. Unblock Restricted Content

 Unblock Restricted Content

Your organization, school, employer, or even the government can block access to some websites and services in your area to stop illegal behavior, the spread of false information, or piracy. However, as part of this process, they also block a large number of websites that are legal and not detrimental in any manner. You can use a VPN service to connect to multiple nations’ and states’ networks to unblock and use this content without difficulty. You can use Torrent and its proxy websites if they are blocked in your country.

6. Using public Wi-Fi safely

Using public Wi-Fi safely

Many places, including schools, hotels, libraries, airports, and coffee shops, have free Wi-Fi connectivity. It is typical to use these wifi hotspots to check your email, which needs the transmission of your password and other sensitive data.

Unfortunately, intercepting this wireless network communication is not difficult. Routers at home have a password and employ encryption technologies (such as WPA2) to make traffic secure. However, public wireless hotspots provide completely open access to all, and in many cases employ a shared password or no password at all.

When using an unsafe Wi-Fi network, it’s a good idea to use a VPN to encrypt your traffic. Even if you are caught, this will scramble your data.

7. Maintain your privacy

Whenever you use an Internet service, your data is monitored by multiple agencies, including the service provider, ISP, and your government. You run a very high danger of exposing your safe and private information if you use public Wi-Fi or a public ISP. You can use VPN to connect to a random safe network and access the Internet over that network, rendering it difficult for these authorities and groups to track your surfing history. All you have to do is install a VPN on your phone and laptop and connect to it before surfing the internet.

8. Downloading without identification

Downloading using peer-to-peer networks, popularly known as torrents, is gaining popularity. While these can be used for illegal downloads, they can also be used for legal purposes, such as downloading a Linux distribution or open-source software such as LibreOffice (a sterling-free alternative to Microsoft Office).

Torrent trackers keep an eye on these downloads. Over time, they can learn a lot about their users, like where they live and what they do. There is a clear risk that this information will be given to the police, but it is also possible that it will be sold to the highest bidder. Because this form of data collection is entirely reliant on IP addresses, using a torrent over a torrenting VPN is the simplest and most effective way to avoid any potential concerns.

9. Boost your online gaming speed

Boost your online gaming speed

When discussing VPNs, it is common to hear that all but the finest would inevitably slow down your internet connection. This is not always the case, however.

When your ISP identifies particular activity – frequently those that consume a lot of bandwidth – it may ‘throttle’ your connection, which means it slows down your internet. Online gamers are prime suspects, and while the same can happen while torrenting or streaming, a poor connection isn’t a matter of life and death in those cases.

Whether you’re still playing CS:GO, have moved on to PUBG, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty, or prefer to humiliate your friends on the virtual football field rather than shooting them in the head with an AK-47, a VPN can ensure your connection remains stable and reliable, allowing you to extend your winning streak as long as possible.

10. Increase your bandwidth

In addition to the torrenting section above, your ISP is very likely to implement bandwidth limitations or ‘throttling’ on you at some point. If you see your internet speed degrading to a crawl when doing particular tasks on the internet or during busy periods, it is possible that your ISP is lowering your speeds based on your activity. A VPN can easily solve this problem.

No matter what you use your connection for, if you use a VPN, your internet provider won’t be able to detect what you’re doing and thus won’t be able to limit your connection. While VPNs can impact peak speeds minimally (by as little as 5% at best, and unlikely to be visible unless you have a gigabit connection), throttling can be far more severe. A VPN can help you get the most out of your internet service if you want to be able to rely on it 24/7.

11. Keep your online conversations private

While there are a handful of encrypted messaging apps available (for example, Signal and Telegram), many popular apps do not offer encryption or force you to opt-in rather than opt out. If your message is not encrypted, it may be intercepted by a third party.

You can be as open as you want by employing a VPN to ensure that your messages are only read by the intended recipient. A VPN can also assist protect your VoIP calls while not interfering with your regular cell signal. Even if your service has encryption as normal, employing a VPN as an extra layer of protection can give you peace of mind that you can truly express yourself.

12. Secure access to home networks

Secure access to home networks

Unless you carry all of your hard drives with you when you go to work or on vacation, your whole repository of files and data is likely to reside on a single computer at home (with a couple of backups, or course).

If this is the case, you may have set up remote access so you may access this computer and the information it contains when you are not physically there. Keeping this information secure should be a top priority, thus utilizing a VPN to encrypt your traffic when remote-accessing your primary computer is a no-brainer.

13. Get multiple accounts

Another function of a VPN that is frequently forgotten is the ability to obtain several accounts on a website or web service. Each time you open an account, you just select a VPN server in a different region. We won’t question why you’d want to do this, but we’re sure it’s for good reason… Maybe you’re looking for a dream job or bidding online for a must-have item and won’t accept no for an answer?

14. Avoid Social Media Blocks

For a variety of reasons, social media networks in many nations and states repress the power of sharing and the freedom of knowledge. With a VPN, however, you can use any social networking site without being tracked. You can connect to a place where these services aren’t blocked and easily use them. If you’ve ever wondered how people in China can use Facebook when it’s not allowed, the answer is that they use VPN or proxy networks. is that they use VPN or proxy networks.

15. Defeating the hackers

 Defeating the hackers

You may be aware that your router has a firewall setup to keep malicious attackers out of your home network (of course, you can also get software firewalls, which protect just the host device).

These hackers use your IP address to find your network. Because a VPN connects you to a server in another location and gives you a different IP address, any attack will go after the server instead of your home network. As a result, the VPN serves as an additional line of defense against hackers and other harmful internet users.


A VPN is one of the most helpful cybersecurity tools you may have. It can conceal, protect, stream, unblock, speed up internet connection, save you money, and do a lot more. If I have missed any points, please let me know in the comment section. I will consider adding it to this article.

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