Technical Features

What is a VPN?

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a private network "inside" the Internet. For years, major companies have used VPN's to facilitate private and secure communications with their employees and offices all over the world. For you, the normal user, a VPN can maintain your privacy while you browse the Internet, use VoIP, chat, etc. Unlike proxy servers, all Internet traffic (meaning ALL of your traffic/connections) is encrypted while using a VPN connection, and your actual (ISP assigned) IP address is hidden.

How does YourPrivateVPN work?

Every time you use the Internet, your computer communicates under a unique address, called an IP address, which identifies you. YourPrivateVPN is an anonymization service, providing an anonymous and encrypted connection to the Internet. Your IP address, which is assigned to you by your internet service provider (e.g. AOL), is replaced by an IP address from the YourPrivateVPN network. The Internet sites that you visit thus recognize only the IP address of the YourPrivateVPN server and not your own personal IP address.

As you might know, your internet provider has constant access to: which websites you've visited, what you did while visiting those websites, which files (pictures, films, music files) you've downloaded, and more. However, when you use YourPrivateVPN, all your traffic is encrypted so not even your provider knows which web pages you've visited or what you did while you were there, etc.

That's why a VPN service is clearly superior to proxy servers, which do not use encrypting technology. VPN uses the PPTP (POINT to POINT Tunneling Protocol). This Protocol is already installed in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and other operating systems, so you don't even need to install any new software. In a few simple steps you yourself can establish your YourPrivateVPN connection manually.

PPTP Technology: We use pptp at the highest security level possible. Only connections with mppe-128 and ms-chapv2 can be established with our servers. Most security concerns regarding pptp apply to ms-chapv1 which had some issues. However, at this time there is no security paper which considers ms-chapv2 unsafe.

Every time you use your YourPrivateVPN connection, all programs that connect to the internet are anonymized: Email, Emule, MSN Messenger, Skype and so on.

 

What makes YourPrivateVPN better than other VPN providers ?

  • With YourPrivateVPN you don't need to be a computer expert to use VPN. With just a few mouse clicks you can be connected to our secure VPN servers and ready to surf the Internet securely.
  • We give you the option to use “Easy Connect”, our plug and play software.
  • For more advanced users, manual configuration is possible.
  • No registration - All we need is your email.
  • Complete anonymity and privacy: We DO NOT keep logs!
  • No recurring payments - Pay as you go! Best value for your money, guaranteed.
  • High speed connection - Our high-quality network built by professionals ensures your VPN service will be fast wherever, whenever.
  • No Bandwidth limitation. Download as much as you want!
  • 99.749% service up time!
  • You can trust us! Five years of reliable service. Don't sign-up for a VPN account with a company that is headquartered in a country with internet control. You might become visible to the authorities.
  • Personalized technical support, usually within hours. We take care of our customers.