You might have heard a lot about VPNs lately. They’re a popular tech topic to bring up, and your job or business might use them. But you might not know what, exactly they are, or why they’re useful. The premise, and the reason for a VPN, is quite simple and straightforward.
What is a VPN?
A VPN, short for “Virtual Private Network”, is a program that creates a private “tunnel” within the larger Internet, which only the people using the VPN can see or access. To outside traffic, all VPN activity is encrypted and secure. It cannot be intercepted by anyone else and designed for your security and privacy. An outside company, individual or organization cannot view the Internet history and activity of someone using a VPN, as the traffic is encrypted. This helps protect against identity theft or hackers, as well as anyone else who wants access to your data.
Are VPNs perfectly secure?
No system is perfectly secure, but VPNs are an excellent way to improve your security. If your system is already compromised by malware or spyware, a VPN won’t help.
Does Hostwinds offer VPN Services?
Hostwinds does offer VPN services for you or your business. If you are concerned with your website security, often use public wifi or have a business need to keep sensitive data from prying eyes, Hostwinds VPN service is a good choice.
Is Hostwinds VPN Service Hard To Setup?
We have taken great lengths to make this as easy to set up for you as possible. Once you have added the VPN service, an email will be sent to you with easy to follow instructions.
- Connecting to the Hostwinds VPN on Windows
- VPN Configuration on MacOS
- Setting up the Hostwinds VPN on Linux
- Setting up and Connecting to the Hostwinds VPN on Android
Of course, if you have any questions about if a Hostwinds VPN service is right for you, we are standing by 24/7/365 to help answer any questions you may have.