Everyone has a public IP address on the internet. You are sharing your public IP address with every website, application, and Server you visit, whenever you connect to the network.
However, if you use a VPN proxy, then websites, applications, and servers you visited will see the public IP address of the VPN proxy server instead of yours. That is what "Hide my IP" or "Change my IP” means. Websites, applications, and servers may not be aware that the IP has been hidden or changed. From their point of view, you are just an anonymous Internet user.
When you connect to the internet through a VPN, an encrypted connection will be established between your device and the internet, which is called a tunnel. The VPN's IP is used to mask your real IP address amidst tunneling. The VPN's IP is shared with thousands of other users, so that no one can trace back to you from your network activities. By using a VPN, your real IP address is well hidden to protect your information of location, identity, network activities from leaking to any third parties.
IP addresses are usually closely related to physical locations. Anyone who knows your public IP may get your location easily. Depending on what you do, this can be very convenient or very dangerous. In any case, most people would like to have control over when and to whom they choose to disclose their location, instead of to reveal their location without their permission. With Vista VPN you can replace your IP address with a secure VPN IP address from our international servers across the world, safety is back in your own hands.
Since there is a unique public IP address on each device on the internet, therefore, the IP address can be used to identify the device and personal information is also traceable. Websites, applications, and the servers can thus link Internet activities to specific individuals easily.
It is very convenient for people and companies that want to track you, but it is not OK for those who believes in personal privacy. If you don't want any third parties to know which website you're visiting, what you're downloading, and whom you're talking to, you need to hide the IP address.
Once your IP address is obtained, the websites, applications, and servers may change your internet experience by your location or identity. However, you can switch your IP and enjoy the experience as if you were in a different country.
Other parties that connect to you, for example, your wifi network carrier, Internet Service Provider, even governments, may also block, redirect, and review your online activities with your IP address. By using VPN with different IP addresses you can break the censorship and have real internet freedom.
Your IP address tells much information about you. Suppose you don't hide your IP address, in that case, you may have more information about your location, identity, and activities exposed to the public than you realize, thus allows other parties to control your online experience.