Choosing a VPN Server: Why Different Regions Matter

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Choosing a VPN Server: Why Different Regions Matter

Unlike other Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers that provide only one type of configuration, BolehVPN is unique in that we offer many different configuration options; from the super privacy conscious that require military grade encryption, to those that want to P2P securely, or even speed optimized servers for streaming video from geo-specific websites.

Hence, choosing a VPN server can be confusing when there are so many you can choose to connect to with different locations and encryption levels.



When you surf using a VPN, essentially what you are doing is you are using the different IP addresses of your VPN provider to mask your own true location of your IP address.

So if your VPN provider is offering you a range or regions that you can choose from to connect to, you are able to pick the variety of IP address from any one of those country locations and seem as if you are an Internet user from that region of the world.

There are numerous advantages to different regions a VPN provider can offer you. One main reason is that you would be able to switch between the different geo-locations if servers between where you are physically present and your VPN server location to access the best connection.

The further you are from a VPN’s server location, you may face a greater reduction of your Internet speed, as the speed of your Internet is often linked to how far your connection needs to travel.

Take for instance if you are physically located in Malaysia, you will usually face less reduction in speed connecting to a server located in Malaysia itself (a lower ‘ping’), as compared if you were to connect to a more distant VPN server location such as in New York, USA.

While connecting to a server in your own country of location would minimise the slowdown in your connection speed, there are naturally plenty of reasons why you would choose to connect to a different country’s locations.

This may be due to Internet censorship in your home country’s location, access geo-restricted content, or simply to cross borders for your online shopping and online streaming entertainment.

On top of the prospects of getting cheaper prices or better deals while searching for flights or travel packages, if you happen to live out of a country where your server suffers from heavy usage, you can always switch out to a different region’s server which has less utilisation, thereby reaping the benefits of a faster Internet connection.

Hence, the more regions your VPN provider can provide you, these will be more value to your experience with the service.


At BolehVPN, we offer our subscribers 12 different countries of server locations to choose for connection. These include Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.

With the 35 different servers available spread across the world, BolehVPN subscribers are able to stay safe and protected with the online security and privacy of a reliable VPN service, while also enjoying the online freedom with our ever-expanding service as we strive to make your online experience a global one.


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