If you’ve never heard of VPNs, this short paragraph is for you! While the Wikipedia article on VPNs does a good job of explaining, it’s a bit long so we thought we’d try as well.
A VPN is a server somewhere that you connect to, and route your internet usage through it. This either hides your identity, or makes it appear as though you are in the country where the server is.
About a decade ago VPNs were servers inside companies that employess could connect to so they could work from home, but more and more they are being used as a good way to hide your identity online, which has become especially important in the last few months since the NSA snooping revelations. Before, it was only people in China who were trying to get round their “great firewall”, now it’s US citizens as well.
While a VPN costs money, it only costs at most $10-$15 per month, but more like $5, which is a small price to pay for what they offer. It’s important to check what each service offers, and what their policies are on privacy, as some services will log when and where you logged on from. VPNcos.com tries to help you choose the right service.
We’ve reviewed, in detail, over 50 VPN providers, so we’ve got a fairly good idea of which companies offer what. Just above this guide there are articles about best VPNs for a certain category, which makes it easier for you to choose.
Good luck in find the best vpn, and please message us or comment in the articles if you have any questions!