The battle of VPN vs. proxy is a long-standing one.
Although, both mask your IP address and helps in accessing content from other locations. Yet, there has always been a debate about which of the two should you use.
So, what makes one superior over the other?
Why aren’t both the same?
And, which one is better than the other?
In this article, you will find the answers to all these questions as I elaborate on both a VPN and Proxy.
VPN vs. proxy – Quick comparison
Running short on time to learn about these services in detail? Here is a quick summary of what a VPN and a proxy does.
- VPN: more secure, ensures data encryption, bypasses geo-restrictions, evades ISP tracking, may slow down the connection speed, often costly.
- Proxy: less secure, little to no data encryption, may (or may not) bypass geo-restrictions, hides you from ISP, same or faster connection speed, often cheap or free of cost.
Want to know how these two services differ from each other? Feel free to read along.