Frequently Asked Questions
What is an IP Address?
An IP Address; which stands for Internet Protocol, is a numerical value which allows your computers information to be found by other devices or websites. An IP Address is the identity of your computer and contains information such as your location, your internet service provider company and the browser and language you use on your computer.
How can I hide my IP?
You can hide your IP by using a web proxy or VPN service which hides your IP and displays an IP provided by the proxy or VPN service.
What is a web proxy?
A web proxy is a web browsing portal hosted by a website that works like a search engine however instead of entering a search term you enter a website address. The web proxy allows you to access websites anonymously by displaying the web proxies information rather than your own IP address.
What is a VPN service?
VPN stands for virtual private network which is software that provides a secure connection for a user while browsing the internet or using internet based programs such as torrenting programs. A VPN hides the users real IP address, hosting and browser information and masks the information with an IP address hosted with the VPN service.
Is it legal to hide my IP address?
Yes it is legal to hide your IP address, there are no rules or legislation stating that you cannot hide or mask your ip address.
What service will work best for downloading and downloading programs?
If you are intending to use a service for downloading or in conjuction with downloading programs a VPN will mask your IP while downloading, a web proxy does not work with downloading, a web proxy is for browsing web pages only.
Are Proxies and VPN’s free or do they cost money?
A web proxy is free however it only allows you to access one specific website at a time, a VPN is a paid service which creates anonymity for all your web browsing needs, allows you to use the browser as normal (multiple websites at a time and anonymity with search engines) as well as provide anonymity with all programs on your computer that access the internet and provide anonymity with downloading.