When you connect to VPN Company service, a secure, encrypted internet connection is created between your computer and our VPN server. From there you go out to the internet and everything that you do online is encrypted between you and the VPN server. This also has the essential side-effect of masking your real IP address (your real IP pinpoints your actual physical location).
No one, including your ISP, Government moniitors, hackers, etc. can see what is passing back and forth in the VPN tunnel. This is particularly important not only for keeping hackers at bay, but also because of the ever increasing blanket surveillance of everyone's internet activity by governments world-wide.
There are several including, but not limited to:
Unlike a web proxy, VPN Company service secures much more than just your web browsing activity. All of your online activity including IM/Skype/Messenger/AIM, email, gaming, and any other internet applications are routed through the encrypted tunnel.
There are many factors that can affect your network speeds. Two of the biggest are phyiscal distance from the VPN server and the quality of your existing internet connection. Generally speaking, the closer your physical location is to the vpn server the better your speeds will be.
Please note that expecting to get your 50 Mbit ISP speed over a VPN connection is unrealistic. Due to the myriad of factors that can affect speeds between you and the vpn server, and from there to your final web destination, no minimum speed can be guaranteed. And at the end of the day, VPN is primarily about security, not blazing speeds.
You sure can! FYI, we use VPN Company all the time while streaming. No matter the site, they all work - Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, you name it.
One Caveat: If you're on a slow connection, you may see buffering problems.
In a word, no. As all of your traffic is encrypted inside the tunnel, your ISP can only see the connection, but cannot monitor the traffic inside of that connection.
We accept credit cards (Visa/MC, Amex, Discover, Diners Club), PayPal, and Bitcoin. And speaking of Bitcoin not only do we accept it, we heartily endorse its use due to its privacy features. If you prefer another payment option that you'd like to see us adopt, don't hesitate to contact us!
Due to rampant PayPal fraud, we only accept PayPal payments from verified PayPal accounts. If you do not have a verified paypal account, we do offer alternative methods such as Bitcoin.