What is VPN?
Widely used by both businesses and individuals, a VPN (virtual private network) is used to protect your browsing activity, data and identity from cybercriminals, internet service providers, businesses and anyone else who might attempt to pry into your online activities.
How does VPN work?
Every device you use to connect with the internet has an IP address that can be traced back to you. A VPN works by hiding your IP address. It does this by redirecting your activities through a remote proxy server with a different IP address. This means that when you use a VPN to go online, the VPN server rather than your device is shown as the source of your data.
As a result, no one else can see what websites you visit or any data that you input (e.g., login credentials or financial details.) For double assurance, a VPN also encrypts all the data you send online so that even if it were intercepted, no one could access any information.
Why do I need a VPN?
Whether you are a business or an individual, a VPN protects you from a range of threats when using your devices, even on public wi-fi. By encrypting your data and hiding your IP address, your identity, browsing activity and data are protected from hackers or others trying to access your private information. Today, there is increased concern not just from the rise in cybercrime but from issues surrounding surveillance, such as from government agencies, employers, internet service providers and others.
There are other benefits to having a VPN too. If you’ve ever tried accessing a website, streaming service or game server but find it blocked because it’s not available in your country, you can switch your VPN server to a different country to give you access. This can even help you get better deals online if a company charges premium prices in the region where you live.
How do I get a VPN?
Getting a VPN with Webhosting UK is easy. Simply click one of the ‘Sign Up’ links on this page, follow the onscreen instructions and you’ll be able to download and install the VPN on up to five of your devices. And with our one-click setup, it's quick and simple to do. What’s more, you can use your VPN on most types of devices, including phones, tablets, PCs and laptops. It works on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android operating systems.
How much does Webhosting UK VPN cost?
You can have a VPN for up to 5 devices starting at £7.43 a month. That’s less than £1.50 to protect each device.
Which platforms are supported?
Our VPN supports Mac, Windows, iOS and Android – all of which can be configured automatically using our one-click setup. Other platforms can be supported but these will need to be configured manually.
Is Webhosting UK VPN Secure
Absolutely. All your data is encrypted using military-grade 256-bit encryption and your IP address is hidden. This makes it impossible for people to find out where you are, what you have been doing or get their hands on your data.
How does Webhosting UK VPN protect my online privacy?
With Webhosting UK, your privacy is assured. By hiding your IP address and encrypting your data, you can surf the internet anonymously, without generating browsing histories or activity logs. Your online identity will be protected and your financial transactions secure.
What services can I access with a VPN?
Whether on Mac, Windows, iOS or Android, you will, in most cases, be able to access all your normal online services. However, some websites, for your own protection, record the IP addresses that you normally connect through. This helps them spot fraudsters trying to access your accounts from devices with a different IP address. If suspicions are raised, they may prevent you from logging in using a VPN. If this happens, you can temporarily turn off the VPN.
Will a VPN slow my internet connection?
No, Webhosting UK’s VPN operates over a high-speed network, making it ideal even for accessing streaming websites and social media. The only limiting factors will be the performance of your device and the speed of your wi-fi, phone signal or broadband.
How many devices can be connected to Webhosting UK VPN simultaneously?
You can connect up to five devices simultaneously with a Webhosting UK VPN account.
What kind of encryption does VPN use?
At Webhosting UK, we use 256-bit encryption for our VPNs. This robust, military-grade encryption is used in most advanced encryption technologies, including SSL certificates, as it is impossible to crack.