If you do not want any website to track you or know about you, an ideal solution is to make use of a virtual private server (VPS). Let us have a look at 5 different ways in which VPS can help you protect your identity online.
- Consistency of IP information
With the help of VPS, you can select from a large list of servers that you want to connect to. If you are in the Russia, you might select a server from Canada. So, even when you will actually be browsing the internet from the Russia, the IP address will be that of Canada. You can shift between different servers to break the consistency of IP information and keep your identity hidden. This is one of the simplest and most common ways to protect your identity with VPS.
- Authentication Type
When connecting through a VPS, you can make use of proxy servers which require you to authenticate the access. There are generally two different types of authentication available- username and password, and IP authentication. You can go for username and password authentication as this eliminates the need to change the IP address time and again. This will allow you to access the internet from any location in the world by connecting you to a server located in some different part of the world and thus ensuring that your identity stays hidden.
- Access Type
With VPS, you get you select from Private, Shared and Public proxies. While these proxies are technically almost similar, they are for different audiences. For instance, anybody can access a public proxy, only a group of people can access a shared proxy, and only you get to use a private proxy. You can use a private proxy to significantly decrease the chances of your IP getting blacklisted or a particular website. Even if it does, you can shift to another IP address to gain access.
- Protocol/Connection Type
When it comes to protocol or connection, the VPS can be categorized into HTTP and SOCKS. Both are known to work exceedingly well even when you access multiple accounts on different IPs. This will allow you to access websites and accounts from different IP addresses while keeping your actual identity protected.
- Dynamic IP
Another way in which VPS can keep your identity protected is with the help of dynamic IP. There are some VPS service providers who offer this facility. With the help of this feature, you get to select an IP from thousands of different options. All these IPs are used by many other people too. As a particular IP is used by a lot of other people too, the chances of your IP triggering any verification is very less even when you try to log in on a particular website multiple times.
These are the 5 different ways in which you can hide your actual identity when using VPS. Just make sure that when selecting a VPS service provider, you check the features and facilities offered by the service provider to ensure that you have at least few different ways to protect your identity.