To help you better understand the advantages and disadvantages of using a VPN service, we have invented a table with the main advantages and disadvantages of using this technology (in our opinion, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, but we leave the final decision to the account).
|You can increase download speeds from peer-to-peer file transfer protocols (such as BitTorrent) because some ISP providers speed them up (and other types of traffic) and make them extremely slow. In such cases, a VPN can be used to achieve a faster download speed.||Normal online browsing speed will decrease by at least 10%, depending on the extra distance your data has to travel. If both the VPN server you use and the website you want to access are in the immediate vicinity of each other and you, the gap will be minor, not visible at all. The greater the distance between you, the VPN server and the site server you browse – the slower the connection. The speed of the internet will also be affected by encryption because data encryption and decryption require processing power; However, these differences are usually barely visible.|
|You can use WiFi hotspots securely because the internet connection between the device and the VPN server is encrypted. This means that your personal data is secure, even if a hacker manages to intercept it in some way.||The VPN service provider has access to your online activity. It is difficult to define this point as a clear “disadvantage”, because in one way or another someone will be able to see your data and trusting a VPN provider is by far the smartest choice (as ISPs have no interest in protecting your confidentiality). But you should be aware of this problem in any way. Safer VPN providers use technical measures to make sure they know as little as possible about you and your online business.|
|The internet service provider does not have access to your online activity due to the encryption provided by the VPN server. This means that your ISP has no way of knowing where you are browsing or what you are doing, just that you are connected to a VPN server.||You may encounter websites with VPN blocking. Some censored sites have identified a way to detect when a VPN is being used to access them and have subsequently developed VPN blockages to prevent unwanted users from accessing their page. Fortunately, these blockages can also be bypassed. For information on how to do this, you can read our guide on how to bypass VPN jams easily.|
|You can access your home or business network while traveling, which is the main reason why VPN technology was developed in the first place. Local resources should not be exposed directly to the Internet, which increases security. This allows you to access a Windows surface remotely over the Internet, use local file actions, and play online games as if you were on the same local network.||It is possible to open a door for IP spoofing and blacklisting, because a VPN hides the real IP and uses the IP of the VPN which is public and is shared by an unknown number of clients from the same provider, making IP spoofing easier. In addition, the activity of another VPN user with the same IP address of the server may result in blacklisting, thus limiting your access to certain websites that are blacklisted on the server to which you are connected. Using a VPN is also likely to reduce the trust that the destination service (such as bank, email host, etc.) has in you, so it might be a nonstarter anyway if the host your VPN already has a bad reputation.|
|You can trick any website into believing that you are browsing from another location, so that sites that are blocked in your country or limited to users in a particular location, become wide open to you by remotely connecting to the right server. .Anyone trying to monitor your activity on the internet will be given the VPN server you use, so the real IP address is virtually impossible to detect.|