Buy VPN Service and you are likely expecting access to a carefully managed network of powerful servers that are intelligently connected using highly secure protocols to block any unauthorized access to your traffic.
Hola is not like that at all.
The Israeli company describes its offer as “Community powered (Peer-to-Peer) VPN”. You can choose a destination country from a list of 41 options, but Hola routes your traffic through other users’ computers rather than its own network.
The service is much more limited than regular VPNs – there’s no P2P support, no dedicated IPs, no port forwarding – and its technology has all sorts of performance issues, but there are a few possible advantages. For example, since your traffic always takes different routes depending on the systems available, it should be more difficult to detect and block the service.
An obvious problem with the free edition is that while you can use the bandwidth of other hola nodes, they …