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How to Reach US-Based Websites Faster from Australia

Written by Erik Larson, Community Blogger | Jan 28, 2018 3:04 PM

No matter how fast your Internet connection is and how wide your broadband network is you still feel yourself uncomfortable when trying to access some websites in the USA. The reason is simple - too much distance between the servers to be made and lack of orientation of American hosting companies to Australian users.

However, that can be solved if you choose the correct free VPN - you can get either a good tool to hide your Internet activity on the constant basis or a quicker connection with the US-based websites using US origin IP address. However, that also can be used to access websites in other countries faster as well.

When You Do Not Need VPN

You do not need VPN services to surf faster when it comes to huge international services like:

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Google

  • Instagram

  • etc.

All of those offer outstanding connection experience, however, when it comes to other websites you may suffer problems with connection speed. You also do not VPN when you try to reach local websites. Of course there is a probability that the connection speed will be low but in such a case you should address this issue to your Internet provider or the hosting company website.

How to Choose a Good VPN Service

It is rather easy to choose a VPN service that fits to you - get oriented on price/quality rate.  All of the reputable VPN services offer free DEMO period to try their services out so you can make sure the service you are trying out fits your demands.

Most of good VPN services have:

  • desktop apps for Windows, Mac, Linux

  • mobile apps for Android, iOS

  • browser extensions for Safari, Mozilla, Google Chrome

And having one account you can use all of that. Usually, when you use a service for a physical person the price doesn't exceed a couple of dollars per months ($3-5 generally for standard services).

However, if you need the business solution terms vary depending on the company you are dealing with.

One more factor to consider when making a choice among the VPN services is the number of countries you can access websites from. It is very important for you especially if you are going to use services that are only available for domestic users.

At last, you need to make sure the service you have chosen treats properly security issues. It is vital for you to consider especially if you enter important private data when using a VPN service - the company with zero log policy would be ideal for you.

Conclusion

If you need secure and quick browsing in the American Internet it is better to use services with a good choice of US IPs. However, if you want to check your connection speed and define what to do to increase it you can use any of the speedtest services.

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