VPN.Directory is a website focused on today’s online security challenges, privacy protection, censorship and regional content filtering. I did fork of VPN.Directory from The VPN Guru Blog, in essence VPN.Directory was created because so many users did send me messages about their VPN needs and restrictions.
Given that no one size fits all, and restrictions and user needs vary from region to region. I have chosen roughly 10 VPN providers which are either very popular or have very specific and special features to provide. I did check these services as a regular user and rated them accordingly. As you will notice the site is still in being built, but down the road I will add features for users to add their own ratings so we can build together an online VPN Directory with real life user experiences.
Having said that, and for users who are not so familiar with VPN please refer to The VPN Guru Blog for loads of VPN articles. I would still like to focus on a few VPN basics in this article though.
What is VPN
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It can protect your online privacy by encrypting your traffic in a virtual tunnel. This will protect your traffic from inspection, eavesdropping and unlock regional content from elsewhere. So you will be able to watch Netflix in Iran, or Hulu Plus in UK.
How does VPN Help Me ?
What are the different VPN Protocols For ?
There are various VPN protocols, some can beat deep inspection, some are easier to setup. please refer to The VPN Guru VPN Protocol Comparison and Review.
VPN does not work for me
Refer to the support team of the VPN provider you have chosen. Or refer to VPN Directory Reviews and choose a VPN provider with free trials and have them help you out to get everything working and in order. Look for a VPN provider with remote desktop support and a free trial.
Which VPN Provider should I use
It really depends on your needs, please refer to the VPN Directory Reviews for features and prices. The questions you want to ask yourself are :
- Do you care about VPN logs ?
- What VPN Protocol do you prefer ?
- Where do you want the VPN Server to be located ?
- What payment method is suitable for you ?
- What type of VPN support do you prefer ?
- On what devices do you want to use VPN ?
Are there VPN Alternatives Available ?
If you are looking into VPN just for the fact of spoofing your IP so you can unblock location errors. I.e. watch WWE Network, BBC Iplayer, Netflix and Hulu outside the restricted locations. Smart DNS is a viable option, all it takes is a DNS IP change. See a head on head for VPN vs Smart DNS proxy.