Last updated on December 25th, 2018 at 10:11 am
Internet censorship became more and more severe in the global network today.
Thousands of websites are banned in many countries. And today we will talk about India. Lots of legitimate websites, serving content that Indian laws allow are now blocked in the country.
And unfortunately, the list of sites blocked in India continue growing. Is there any legal and safe solution to bypass this filtering and access blocked sites in India?
Tools to unblock sites in India
A great number for sites in India are blocked via the DNS list. This means when you try to open website, its name is compared with the list of restricted sites in India. This is a local list with an internet service provider. To bypass this kind if limit, you simply need to use a DNS server that is not run by your internet service provider.
For example you can use Google DNS or Open DNS. To make the DNS change you will have to first copy the Google DNS details from web and then replace the DNS server in network settings. It sounds daunting but is actually quite easy to do.
TOR makes you anonymous and also masks your IP address so you can easily avoid filtering and access blocked sites in India.
VPN is one of the most popular tool used by Internet users to bypass censorship. This is the most effective way to get past the blocks.
VPN is a secured tunnel that makes you absolutely safe and anonymous in the Internet. Under the vpn you can unblock any site you want.
When websites use HTTPS, which is a secure protocol, it becomes difficult to block them. To force HTTPS, wherever possibly, you can use an add on in the Chrome or Firefox browser. This is called HTTPS Everywhere. This alone will unblock many of locally blocked sites. It is also a good idea to use HTTPS Everywhere for safer web browsing experience.
Sahrzad SSTP VPN setup Guides for Android tablets, smartphones, and others
Below you can find Sahrzad SSTP VPN setup guide for Android devices.
Please download and install SSTP VPN client here
Launch “VPN client pro” app on your Android device
1. Tap + icon to add new VPN connection and choose “New SSTP VPN Profile”
2. Input name of the VPN connection (anything you want) and tap “Remote servers”
3. Tap + icon on the bottom
4. Input Server address that you can find in your “vpn account data” letter in the marked field and tap OK button.
5. Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)
Click the marked icon on the right upper corner to save the settings
6. Swipe to the right on the right upper corner to connect to VPN server, input your username and password, tick Save and OK