Frequently Asked Questions

If you're new to Virtual Private Networks do not worry, Top10VPN is here to help. The below list of the most commonly asked questions by our users should answer most of your queries and/or concerns about using a VPN service. The questions addressed in this section aim to answer queries from novice as well as more advanced users.

What is a VPN?

A VPN creates a secure, encrypted “tunnel” over the internet between your computer, smartphone or tablet and whatever website or app you are trying to access.

This is made possible by redirecting your connection via a VPN server in another country, which makes it appear to a website or application that you are just another ‘local’ visitor.

You become effectively anonymous as your IP address (the numerical label that identifies your device’s online connection) is replaced with that of the VPN server.

All you need in order to do this is a VPN app on your device and an affordable subscription. The best VPNs work across laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets – even a Smart TV, with the aid of an ethernet cable or a Chromecast dongle.

When you want to mask your real location, simply launch the VPN app, select the country from which you want to connect then off you go! After that, simply use your browser and any apps as you would normally do.

The use of VPNs can be very useful when accessing public Wi-Fi hotspots in hotels, coffee shops or airports to connect to the Internet. All of the data being transferred to and from a laptop, tablet or smartphone (over the Internet) will be encrypted, ensuring high levels of security as well as privacy.