Either in our homes, in the street, or on the internet, we like to be safe. Unsurprisingly, we will do anything to achieve a feeling of security. One of many ways to be safe on the internet is to use VPNs, meaning Virtual Private Networks.

A VPN hides your online identity, allowing you to be completely anonymous on the internet. Whether you want to use public Wi-Fi at an airport, transmit sensitive information or just enjoy streaming platforms without any limits, a VPN is the software you need. Since it’s become a top-rated tool, many erroneous myths have arisen about VPNs, and in this blog, we will debunk the 5 most popular ones.

1. VPNs are too complicated

Although understanding all complexities of VPN functionality can be challenging, using this tool is relatively easy. All you need to do is to choose the best provider, launch the program, and click “connect.” The VPN then automatically encrypts your traffic and protects you from hackers.

Simple, right? At Hostek, we provide you with the best-in-class encryption for protecting your data, and, what is more, your browsing history will remain 100% private. We only save data needed for bandwidth calculation.

2. VPNs slow down your internet speed

One of the most popular myths about VPNs is that they slow down your internet speed. Indeed, it will somewhat slow down the internet connection, especially when connecting to a VPN server on the other side of the world.

However, the difference won’t be significant, especially if you choose a reliable provider like Hostek. Additionally, we recommend you connect to the nearest VPN location. This way, you won’t notice any difference at all.

3. VPNs are useful only when you are doing something illegal

While we can’t deny that some people use VPNs when doing something illegal, like sending spam or downloading copyrighted media, there are many other legal VPN uses. Many of us use this tool when using public Wi-Fi or enjoying streaming platforms without any limits.

Others want to avoid internet censorship and be anonymous on the web. The most significant advantage of using VPNs is that they give us more control over what we share and with whom, hence a little less to worry about. 

4. VPNs are not required on phones

If you think you don’t need a mobile VPN because your carrier handles your security, then you should think it over. Since your phone probably holds more information about you than any other device you own, every time you log into a public Wi-Fi, cybercriminals can spy on you or infect you with malware. That’s why having a VPN on your phone is so important.

You should also remember that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) can track your online activity. If you use a VPN, you don’t have to worry that someone will see what websites you visit. All your activities on the internet will be hidden from the ISP.

5. Free VPNs are as good as the paid ones

One of the most dangerous myths about VPNs is that a free VPN will be as good as a paid one. Remember: when a company gives you something for free, that’s because you are the product, meaning they use you to make money.

Usually, those VPN providers log your traffic and inject ads into whatever you do online. They also often sell data to third parties. At Hostek, we will set up the VPN service seconds after receiving payment.

Moreover, we guarantee your browsing history will remain 100% private. Unlike many free VPNs that offer fewer features, we give you access to the Android and Windows apps for your devices, and our support team is glad to help you 24/7 via chat.


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