What is VPN?

A virtual private network (VPN) masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic so your browsing activities are hidden from your ISP, network admin, or government. A VPN gives you extra privacy and anonymity online, adding another layer of encryption to your internet usage. And because a VPN changes your IP address, it also helps you access content that would otherwise be restricted because of your geographic location — thereby increasing digital privacy and online freedom.

When should I use a VPN?

If privacy is important to you, you should use a VPN every time you connect to the internet. A VPN app runs in the background of your device so it won’t get in the way no matter what you’re doing online: browsing, chatting, gaming, downloading. And you’ll have peace of mind knowing your privacy is always protected.

But here are some situations in which a VPN is especially useful:


While on public Wi-Fi


While Traveling


While File-sharing

Benefits and advantages of VPN


Change your location

    Using a VPN changes your IP address, the unique number that identifies you and your location in the world. This new IP address will make you appear to be in the location you select when you connect: the UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, or virtually any country, if the VPN service has servers there.


Protect your privacy

    Changing your IP address with a VPN helps shield your identity from websites, apps, and services that want to track you. Good VPNs also prevent your internet provider, mobile carrier, and anyone else who may be listening from seeing your activity, thanks to a layer of strong encryption.


Increase your security

    Using a VPN protects you from security breaches in many forms, including packet sniffing, rogue Wi-Fi networks, and man-in-the-middle attacks. Travelers, remote workers, and all kinds of on-the-go individuals use a VPN whenever they’re on an untrusted network like free public Wi-Fi.

Our VPN Services


Privacy Protection

We all need privacy, especially online. Your IP address and your browsing should be hidden from unnecessary surveillance. Rest assured that VPN’s virtual private network never keeps any usage logs — ever.


Secure Data

Keep your data encrypted for extra security. Don’t let anyone get their hands on unencrypted emails, pictures, banking details, or anything else best kept private.


Complete Access

Access all of your favorite content free from ISP throttling and annoying network restrictions. Enjoy unlimited bandwidth to stay connected to the world's best shows, apps, and games.

How does a VPN work?

To understand how a VPN works, it helps to first understand how your internet connection works without one.

If Without a VPN...

When you access a website without a VPN, you are being connected to that site through your internet service provider, or ISP. The ISP assigns you a unique IP address that can be used to identify you to the website. Because your ISP is handling and directing all your traffic, it can see which websites you visit. And your activity can be linked to you by that unique IP address.

If With a VPN...

When you connect to the internet with a VPN, the VPN app on your device (also called a VPN client) establishes a secure connection with a VPN server. Your traffic still passes through your ISP, but your ISP can no longer read it or see its final destination. The websites you visit can no longer see your original IP address, only the IP address of the VPN server, which is shared by many other users and changes regularly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a VPN?

A virtual private network (VPN) masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic so your browsing activities are hidden from your ISP, network admin, or government. A VPN also shields your internet data from cybercrooks and other nefarious operators, giving you more protection and anonymity online. And because a VPN changes your virtual location, it also helps you access content on restricted networks at school, at work, or on public Wi-Fi — increasing your online freedom.

How does VPN work?

When you get started with VPN, you’ll download a simple app on your devices and activate the VPN. Then you’ll be connected to your choice of world-class VPN servers in popular locations around the world. Your IP address then instantly changes to one from the server's location and your internet traffic is shielded with VPN encryption. You can use VPN to simply get extra privacy, unblock websites on restricted Wi-Fi networks, or connect to servers from different regions to browse the global web across borders.

Why should I trust VPN?

Virtual Private Network has worked hard to become the world's leading VPN provider. Launched in 2010, we have over a decade of expertise in the VPN industry. We’re also one of the best-reviewed and highest-rated VPN services in existence. We have a strict No Logs policy that has been court-tested and proven to be true. We also offer incredibly reliable service with some of the world's fastest VPN speeds — all backed up by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Can I try VPN for free?

Yes. The mobile VPN apps for iOS and Android offer a 7-day free trial period during which you can test out the Virtual Private Network VPN and decide if it's right for you. We also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all our plans if you’re less than satisfied with your VPN experience.

What if I change my mind and want to cancel?

No problem! You can change your mind at any time. All Virtual Private Network plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you decide VPN isn't for you, just reach out to our Customer Support team within 30 days of your original purchase to get a refund.

Why we better than other VPN providers?

Our VPN offers the best VPN service at a significantly lower price than our competitors. We also have a strict No Logs policy, which means that not even we can see your usage data. Our world-class NextGen server infrastructure located in 84 countries means you get a secure, reliable VPN connection anytime, anywhere.
Our virtual private network works with all major streaming services so you always have secure access to all your favorite content — even when traveling abroad. Each VPN subscription allows you to connect unlimited devices and use up to 10 devices simultaneously.

What support does we offer to customers?

VPN offers 24/7 technical and customer support via live chat. You can also submit a support ticket and have a support rep contact you via email. Alternatively, check out our comprehensive Support Portal to troubleshoot and solve any issues you’re facing.