What is VPN? How VPN works? Benefits of a VPN? How to use it?

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a private network that encrypted data and transmits it while it travels from one place to another on the Internet.

Using a VPN to connect to the Internet allows you to surf websites or any content on Internet privately and securely.

You can also access restricted websites. You can set up a VPN on your both iOS and Android Phones as well as on your desktop or laptops.

VPN are not just to access restricted websites, it can protect your browsing activities and make it safe to use public Wi-Fi.

Benefits of VPN

  • Secure your network
  • Change your location
  • Protect your privacy
  • Hide your private information
  • Access region-blocked services
  • Prevent Data Throttling
  • Secure your online connection
  • Access Public Wi-Fi Securely
  • Prevent ISP (Internet Service Provider) tracking
  • Network Scalability
  • Data Traffic is encrypted
  • Hide your IP Address
  • Browse information anonymously and securely

Are VPNs free?

Yes, some VPNs are free. But free VPN service has some limitations, and not all free VPNs are good or secure to use and it’s often at the expense of your data and security.


So, we comes with 2 best VPN that are free that to use. Here’s how you can use it on your smartphone and laptop or desktop.

VPN for your smartphone

  • ProtonVPN
  • Hotspot Shield
  • ProtonVPN: ProtonVPN is although one of the best-paid VPN out there but it also offers a lot of features in its free plan.

The limitation with this VPN is that you will get only one device per email Id and is required to create an account.

It will give you unlimited data and bandwidth, uses 256-bit encryption to secure your data.

  • Hotspot Shield: It is good enough for those whose daily data usage is very limited which is 750MB/day and your location is restricted to US servers only.

Both ProtonVPN and Hotspot Shield are available to download on Play Store and App Store. You can download it and create an account to start using these VPNs by selecting your location.

VPN for your desktop or laptop

  • ProtonVPN
  • Windscribe

ProtonVPN: ProtonVPN is although one of the best paid VPN out there but it also offers lot of features in its free plan.


It will give you unlimited data and bandwidth, uses 256-bit encryption to secure your data.

Windscribe: Windscribe will not give you unlimited data. It will give you 10GB/month, also uses 256-bit encryption.

How VPNs Works?

Here’s how a Virtual Private Network works:

  • Once you connected to the internet with your VPN service switched on, you will be connected to one of the VPN provider’s servers.
  • Also, they will provide you an IP address (a unique identity of your device) of that particular server.
  • Instead of using your own IP address, you are using one that belongs to the VPN provider. Hence, your original IP will be hidden.
  • Hiding your IP address allows you to access the internet privately and helps to prevent your browsing from being tracked or traced.
  • You are then able to surf the web privately and securely.
  • Your internet connection is also encrypted (the process of converting data into code to prevent unauthorized access) between your device and the server you’re connected to.

Some FAQs

  • Is Virtual Private Network legal in India?

Yes, there is no laws directing banning the use of VPNs in India. Hence they are 100% legal.

  • Are free VPNs safe?

Yes, some free VPNs are safe to use but not all.

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