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

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

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.

How to Stop Your ISP From Tracking You

How to Stop Your ISP From Tracking You

Your ISP can see everything you do online. Don’t let it. There are ways to effectively block it and let you use the internet without being tracked, as it should be.

Free VPNs vs. Paid VPNs

Free VPNs vs. Paid VPNs

Tough there is a time and place for free VPNs, there are several key differences between them and paid providers everyone should understand. It’s definitely a case of buyer beware.

Is a VPN Worth It

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

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

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?

OpenVPN TCP vs. UDP

OpenVPN 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.

What Is a VPN Kill Switch

What Is a VPN Kill Switch

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.

What Is a Double VPN

What Is a Double VPN

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.

What Is an IP Address

What Is an IP Address

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.

VPNs vs. Proxies

VPNs vs. Proxies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.