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What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One? by zumed

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· @zumed ·
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What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One?
Simply speaking, VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is used to open websites that are blocked on the Internet.

If a country blocks a website, all Internet service providers do not give access to that website. In general, if you open the URL of some websites, you will not be able to open it. In such a situation people use VPNs.

![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmSmTVM3dfRAR2EE4j7HRfD1eExpqFTcBGChCQ8ddUz25H/image.png)
[Source](https://pixy.org/5742854/)

If we get in depth information about VPN, then it is used by many big companies and even many countries to keep their website data secure so that their important information is not stolen on the Internet.

A question may arise in your mind that if these sites are so secret, then how do their owners access it when needed, then the answer is that for this, access it with the help of a special IP and user name and password. can be done.

Currently many companies also provide VPN services for free. However, if you want regular and smooth VPN service, many companies charge for it. The advantage of paid VPN is that you get add free experience, plus it is free from here compared to free VPN!

According to the software developers, despite being a VPN free, it is quite advanced in terms of safety and one of these is Opera Software's developer software to access. You can easily download it from the internet.

![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmW2WEVF9Y53T6sW7f8rpMvxB4NG75eeD3Wvcms4ViHUsz/image.png)
[Source](https://www.pxfuel.com/en/free-photo-qfyzz)

To use it in a computer, first you have to install it and go to the menu option and click on Settings. Here you will see the option of privacy and security, where you have to enable VPN. After this, in this browser, you will be able to open any blog website easily, which is normally blocked.

You can use VPN not only in computer but also in mobile. For this, you will have to install an app like TouchVPN. Specifically, if you talk about Touch VPN, for this, you have to select the location and click on Connect, after which the VPN will become active.

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