There are plenty of uses for a VPN. It can keep you secure and anonymous online. It can also get you around geo-blocked content and internet censorship.

And that’s just scratching the surface.

There are also plenty of things VPNs can’t help with. Increasing your internet speed or allowing you to get around data caps are two examples.

Further, some VPN services come packed full of features that you may or may not need, while others are bare bones. A kill switch can be useful to most of us. But having a static IP address is not something many of us look for.

Where am I going with all this?

It’s a long-winded way of saying the world of VPNs can get pretty complicated. We can all use a hand now and then to help us navigate it and that’s exactly what each guide below is intended to do.

If you find there’s some VPN topic you’re interested in I don’t currently cover, please let me know. Just leave a comment below. I put up new guides all the time and am more than happy to take requests.

What to Do If Your BBC iPlayer VPN Stops Working

A VPN is still the best way to access the BBC iPlayer. Don’t lost hope if yours is not working and is being blocked. There are simple solutions.

Get a UK IP Address in 5 Easy Steps

If you want to access British content you need an IP address in the UK. And getting one couldn’t be much simpler, regardless of where in the world you are.

Is a VPN Worth It?

There are many arguments for using VPNs, but that doesn’t mean they’re always worth it. And for those times when they are, not just any provider will do.

How Safe and Secure Are VPNs

It only takes a few bad VPNs to ruin the whole bunch. Many providers are very safe, trustworthy, and secure. Unfortunately, some others, far from it.

Shared vs. Dedicated VPN IP Addresses

All VPNs give you a shared IP, but only a few have dedicated ones. There are advantages to one type of VPN IP address over the other, but are they worth it?

Using OpenVPN With TCP vs. UDP

OpenVPN can be configured to use either TCP or UDP. There is a big difference between the two, and here’s how you pick the right one to get the best VPN experience.

VPN Kill Switch Explained

When your VPN connection drops without you even knowing, a kill switch will keep your internet privacy and anonymity intact. It’s a must have for any VPN.

Double VPN Explained

If you’re serious about online privacy, a double VPN is a feature to look into. Despite its one big disadvantage it may be worth it, and several VPN providers do have it.

IP Addresses Defined and Explained

An IP address can come in many shapes and sizes. Static or dynamic. IPv4 or IPv6. It’s also a revealing digital footprint that’s easily tracked and traced.

What's the Difference Between a Proxy and a VPN

There are times when you should use a VPN service instead of proxies. Avoid putting yourself at risk by using the wrong tool for the job.

4 Easy Ways to Hide Your IP

Online privacy, security and uncensored freedom. That’s what hiding your IP address can give you. I make it a priority, and this is how to do it correctly.

How to Pick a VPN Service

Don’t invest in a VPN service that doesn’t do what you want or need. What’s the point? Especially when choosing one you’ll be happy with can be so easy.

How to Stop ISP Data Throttling

Wouldn’t it be nice to get the internet speeds you pay your ISP for? Not with data throttling you won’t. Here then is how you test for and bypass it.

9 Ways to Increase Your VPN Speed

Don’t let a slow VPN ruin your online experience. Anything’s fixable, including this. Here are the top ways in which you can speed up your connection.

Can I Hide From My ISP by Using a VPN

Your ISP, the government, everybody wants to know what you do online. Will a VPN protect you from organizations that should kind of just mind their own business?

VPNs and Data Usage

Good or bad, few of us realize the impact a VPN has on data use. Some even go as far as using a VPN to hide their data usage and avoid ISP and mobile caps.

Does a VPN Make My Internet Faster

Most of the time a VPN will not improve the speed of your internet. But, in a few cases, it can increase download and browsing speeds significantly.

OpenVPN and the Platforms on Which It Runs

OpenVPN is arguably the top VPN protocol option available today. And the best part is it’s available on nearly every device and OS imaginable.