Going overseas can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some people. It’s a time to view new locations, enjoy new cultures and do something that not many people get to do.
When you go overseas, you may still need to access the same websites that you use on a regular basis while back at home. These may be websites you need for work, websites you use for play, or they may even be your own website that you’ll need to update while overseas.
Sometimes, though, certain governments block certain websites that may be readily available in your hometown, and you may find yourself unable to access your website from your current location. So what do you do? The following are a few ways you can access your website from overseas.
Freegate is a software that allows people in Vietnam, Syria, China, the United Arab Emirates and Iran to access websites that have been blocked by their local governments. With this software, users can bypass firewalls. The software is free to use, and it doesn’t require the user to purchase or install any additional items in order to get it to work. If you are traveling to any of these countries, you’ll want to have Freegate installed on your computer before you go, otherwise you will be unable to access it.
Hotspot Shield is a tool that is mainly used to ensure your online activities are kept private. Basically, what this tool does is change your IP address while also changing your website address from http to https, making it more secure. Not only does this protect your privacy and keep your online activity private, but it also appears as if you’re visiting websites from the United States. This will allow you to visit websites that are otherwise blocked in your area.
Free VPN is another proxy that will help you get around local censorships. VPNs (virtual private networks) allow you to scour the Internet anonymously, which means that you will be able to access blocked websites with ease. Free VPN is free to use, and you will receive more than 1,500 minutes of access. If you will be staying overseas for an extended period of time, Free VPN will also allow you to purchase a monthly plan package to suit your website-viewing needs.
Cyber Ghost is a VPN that you can use to access blocked websites. Like the other proxies, Cyber Ghost will protect your online activity and allow you access to restricted sites in your area. This tool also has four package options that you can choose from, ranging from free to $13 per month, depending on what features you need.
If you want to access your website (or any other restricted website) while traveling overseas, these four tools can help you. Each one is very easy to use—and free—and you can enjoy the freedom of surfing any site on the Internet no matter where you may be.
Mark Smith lives in Thailand and writes for Glovico. He has become an expert in reaching out using web tools. If you are interested in learning languages using Skype you may want to check out Mark’s work.