VPS offer many helpful functions that are unique to this particular type of server. One thing that tons of capable VPS users do with their servers is \create virtual private networks, or VPNs for short. VPNs are used for many purposes. In this post, we will outline 5 reasons you should consider setting up your own VPN today.
1. Greater Security
The major reason most people elect to surf the web using a VPN is that these private networks offer greater security. They key to this is anonymity. VPNs work by establishing an encrypted connection to an existing server. Within this connection, the network utilizes a certain tunneling protocol (there are several) to protect the information stored in the packets being sent. Users use this to protect sensitive data, such as personal information, passwords, trade intelligence and even the IP address of the end user.
There are many instances where a VPN is a useful security tool. For instance, many cyber criminals set up public Wi-Fi networks to capture the data shared by those who log onto these networks. This is very common scheme that occurs without the end user ever even realizing it. VPNs protect end users from such schemes through advanced data encryption.
2. Enhanced Performance
Many VPS users set up these private networks because they can offer better, more reliable performance than many standard internet connections. Because VPN users are able to make some adjustments to the network’s payload, many people are able to create a better network for themselves than they could pay someone else for.
3. Prevents Tracking by Marketers
As most people already know, marketers are able to track most web users’ behavior online by placing tracking cookies on sites. While many people don’t mind this at all, there are others who consider this sort of behavior monitoring to be an invasion of privacy. The anonymity VPN offers makes it virtually impossible for tracking devices, such as cookies, to accurately understand and convey what a user has been up to online.
4. Downloading & File Sharing
While the issue of file sharing can be a bit of a hairy subject, the vast majority of this activity is not illegal. In years past, there seemed to be a virtual witch hunt for anyone who engaged in downloading and file sharing – regardless of the nature of what the end user was trying to consume. While we enjoy more common understanding today, there is still a certain stigma about those who participate in file sharing programs. VPNs help to eliminate the threat of unfair condemnation by providing users with the cloak of anonymity. These networks also help to eliminate some of the risk of these activities by encrypting the data being distributed.
5. Avoid Blackout & Censorship Laws
Many users use VPNs to get around local blackout and censorship laws. While this can certainly be abused (after all, these laws are in place for a reason), many people use their networks to consume content not permissible in their location. For many of these individuals, the activity is not intended at all as a malicious or even disagreeable activity. In fact, it’s a frequent practice among students who living abroad temporarily and travelers who spend significant amounts of time away from home. For most users, it’s simply a way to get a taste of home that would be otherwise unavailable.
Start Using a VPN Today
If you’re considering moving to a VPN, you have to first give some serious thought to the server that will power your network. At URPad, we have many customers who set up personal virtual private networks using our VPS. To find out more about what our virtual servers can offer in the way of establishing the network you want, use the LiveChat feature of our website to speak with one of our Systems Experts today!