Internet should be the public resource, every website should be open and accessible by all based on the content. Resources on the web contain both illegal and legal content. Yet, some websites which are clear enough to use they also have been blocked by ISP, Organization, school, work, or by your parents.
Gaining access to the content is the most cumbersome task to many people. But it really isn’t, even Non-Geek can gain access to restricted websites within few steps. There are many methods to unblock the restricted content but in this article let me teach you to unblock restricted content using VPN and how it is better than other methods.
What is VPN?
To explain things in layman’s terms, let’s start from scratch every device on the internet is assigned with an IP address A.K.A logical address that is public and this IP can be identified by all the websites, emails or any chat based applications and this way your information which is passed via the internet can be traced or hacked and also it possible to trace your identity. In such scenario, VPN plays an important role to make you anonymous while surfing.
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So now what is VPN, It stands for Virtual Private Network, we can also say it’s virtual and it’s private by going with its abbreviation.
VPN can be described as the secure tunnel between two or more devices. In a simple way; It means you can create your own private network over the public network to protect web traffic.
VPNs can be also defined as privacy software to keep your identity protected and mask your online activities from ISPs, organization, governments, hackers, data miners and etc. Usually, VPNs is used to secure data transfer between the two or more devices since sending sensitive data over the internet is not safe.
A VPN will cloak, hide or change the IP address of the user (Device). Once the user connects his or her device to the VPN, a user will be assigned a random or dedicated IP and this way a user can surf the internet safely, anonymously and remove all the region-restriction content of any website, streaming channels or P2P clients. Since the real IP of the user is replaced by VPN Servers.
How will VPN help you to unblock the restricted content?
Now you know what is VPN you might wonder how VPN will help me to unblock restricted websites in work or school.
As I mentioned above “mask your online activities from ISPs” when the user connects to a VPN server in this country or region to get a new IP address and the real IP gets masked. Finally, you can access the blocked websites without any limitation or restriction
So it can be used to bypass the web Censorship also you can easily access websites which you love and surf the internet without any restriction, you can securely access restricted content, favorite streaming websites and social media platforms wherever you like.
Why is VPN the best method to unblock restricted content?
In this article, I have mentioned more about VPN and how it used to bypass the blocked content but there are plenty of methods to bypass the restricted sites. But most people prefer VPN as their Trump Card to unblock the content since VPN provides plenty of features.
#1 When it comes to VPN, you can surf the web with the high-speed and uninterrupted connection so VPNs have a huge advantage then proxy websites.
#2 A dedicated IP can also be assigned using VPN Server and is used create your own private network for most secured connection or transaction.
#3 Choose your IP based on geographical location. For Instance, you are sitting in India in front of your device and using a VPN, you can get a US, Chinese, or other country based IP.
#4 Watch blocked TV series and movies easily let’s say, in your country, some sites like Hulu are blocked if you try to stream via these channels outside the US, you won’t be able to watch due to region-restriction, such things can be bypassed by VPNs for Hulu.
#5 Most user prefer easy methods to bypass things, so almost all the VPN software has user-friendly UI and within few steps, your work will be done.
As we can see many open source community fighting against internet censorship, still government impose the region based restriction on online content, because of this reason people find a way to bypass the content, I hope in future we can have open internet where all the rightful content are accessible by the people.