Friday, October 2, 2015

How to make your VPN fast?

You may find  the speed become slow when using VPN. After connecting to a VPN, data travels further between your computer and the internet, as it has to go through a VPN server. Without doubt, VPN can allow us unblock online videos and music streaming, change our IP address, secure our personal information, bypass the restriction or censorship, and unlock online games. While, will the VPN slow down the speed?


If you don't have a VPN tool yet or feel puzzled about what's VPN, you can read on an article about VPN functions. Today I'd like to write about the way a VPN influences the speed of your Internet connection.

The physical distance between VPN server and your device

There might be a server in Japan with great actual speeds, but if you are located in England the data will have to transfer such a long way before it arrives at the server in Japan, which will cause a slow ping, and will provide you a slower speed. So you’d better to connect to a server physically closer to youThis problem is made worse the greater the distance you are from the VPN server, so you should always test using the VPN server geographically closest to you.

The ping of the VPN server

Choose a stable VPN with good speed is very important. So it’s a good idea to test the real performance of the VPN service. The response time between your computer and the VPN server is the smaller, the faster. So we’d better to choose a server with smaller response time. You can choose a VPN provides free VPN accounts, test their servers before buying VPN service.

The speed of your network connection

Your network play an important role for the speed. How fast is your VPN depends on how fast of your internet connection. You can resort to a good ISP or do some settings to enhanced performance before using VPN.

The amount of users connected to that actual server at a time

A server might have good speed and ping, but if it is overcrowded, it might get slow. Some VPN providers shows 'load' to customer. The load always mean how many online users are using this server this time. For the load, it is the smaller, the less busy the server is. Some hot servers draw lots of users to connect at the same time, the users might be the ones suffering in the end. You might experience poor internet connection by connecting to this kind of VPN servers. Some VPN services like the FlyVPN have limits on amount of people connecting, thus making sure that users get maximum speed at all times. FlyVPN blocks new people from connecting, and make sure download speeds stay intact. So you can choose its VPN servers, and select one server with smaller load.

VPN protocols

The encryption and decryption process takes up processing power on your computer, which may in practical terms affect speed. When you're researching a VPN, you'll see terms like SSL/TLS (sometimes referred to as OpenVPN support,) PPTP, IPSec, L2TP, and other VPN types. The more encryption used, the more processing power is required, meaning slow down the speed. This is not a major problem on most computers, but may affect low-end smart phones and the like. PPTP has relatively less bypass capability, so give a faster speed.

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