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What do the different server categories mean?

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Standard server is a regular VPN server that encrypts your internet traffic and replaces your IP address.

Double VPN is a privacy solution that sends your internet traffic through two servers, encrypting it twice. Available only with OpenVPN (UDP) and OpenVPN (TCP) protocols.
 


Onion over VPN is a privacy solution that sends your internet traffic through a VPN server and then through the Onion network. You can find more about that here.

Dedicated IP servers are servers for users who've purchased their own dedicated IPs. Read more about that hereAvailable only with OpenVPN (UDP) and OpenVPN (TCP) protocols.

P2P servers are servers compatible with Peer-to-Peer traffic. You can find more information on our dedicated P2P VPN page.

Obfuscated servers can bypass internet restrictions, such as network firewalls. They are recommended for countries with restricted access. You can watch this video for a detailed explanation on how it works.

 

 

Tip: Your VPN connection safety depends on your account password too. Don't forget to use a strong password on your account, as it will help you to avoid credential stuffing attacks and will keep your connections safe and uninterrupted.

As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading our free password manager — NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future.

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