Here’s the scene: you’re on holiday in an exotic location, you decide you want to watch your favourite TV on show on one of the many streaming channels, and yet you find that your content is unavailable in that country. It may be that it is banned by the authorities, or that copyright restrictions mean it cannot be shown there. Either way, it’s annoying and spoils your fun. Did you know, however, that there is a cheap and simple way of overcoming these restrictions, and one that is entirely legal? It’s called a virtual private network – or, more commonly, a VPN.
You may be wondering how these restrictions work: quite simply, when you log onto the internet you are given an identifying number unique to you. This number tells the servers, machines that transfer information from one to another, who you are, where you are, and what you are trying to access. If they detect that you are trying to access information that is restricted where you are, the server will block it. You can overcome this by using a VPN like IPVanish, which allows you to choose a server in one of many countries; in other words, you fool the server into believing you are somewhere that the site you want is allowed to be accessed. It really is that simple.
Easy & Affordable
You may have read the above and think that things sound a little complex; in fact, using a VPN could not be easier. You simply follow the instructions on a website – there are many to choose from, but be advised to look for one that is established and not a less reliable free version – and then you are ready to go; it’s as easy as installing an app, and will cost you noting more than a few dollars a month. That, we are sure you will agree, is a small price to pay for the added benefits of browsing wherever you may be, as well as the enhanced online privacy and security that a good VPN provided. Why not have a look now and see what a VPN can do for you?