VPN quota upgrade options added to the Hepsia Control Panel
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a handy security service with which you and your customers are already familiar. Since its launch one year ago, thousands of users seeking online privacy have leveraged its power to encrypt data and to secure it from prying eyes.
To help you and your customers take full advantage of the VPN access service, we have added monthly traffic and upload/download speed upgrade options to the Hepsia Control Panel.
Why use a VPN?
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service, which helps curb country-based website access restrictions on the otherwise ‘global’ Internet.
The VPN functionality allows you to re-route your traffic and to browse the web incognito from any place in the world.
This makes VPN a great solution for browsing content that is blocked in your area.
Read our article on why VPN is so valuable today to learn more about the power of VPN.
How to upgrade your monthly traffic quota?
By default, we allocate 5 GB of free monthly VPN traffic to all Hepsia Control Panel-managed cloud hosting packages, Virtual Private Servers, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated servers.
If you or your customers need more than that, you can now upgrade your monthly allocation by adding extra GBs of traffic.
In the Control Panel, click on the Upgrades link in the top right corner and navigate to the monthly VPN traffic upgrade menu.
Then select the amount of extra traffic you’d like to avail of from the drop-down list. It will be added on top of the 5 GB of free traffic that you get each month by default.
For instance, if you exceed this month’s 5 GB, you can order additional 5 GB. Next month’s 5 GB you are entitled to will be refreshed and you will be able to use а total of 10 GB of VPN traffic.
How to upgrade your upload/download speed quota?
The default upload/download speed while connected to a VPN is 512 Kbps. If you are not satisfied with the loading rate, you can now freely upgrade it to get a faster VPN experience.
The upload/download speed upgrade option is right under the monthly VPN traffic upgrade option in the Upgrade table:
Click on the drop-down menu and select the desired upload/download speed.
How to set the prices for the VPN upgrades?
In your Reseller Control Panel, click on the My Offers tab and then navigate to the Shared Hosting upgrade section.
In there, you will see the VPN traffic and upload/download speed upgrade quotas listed in separate rows:
Fill in the desired quota prices in the Retail boxes and then click on Set Prices to save your changes.
For now, you’ll be able to edit only the monthly VPN traffic quota prices and the upload/download speed quota prices pertaining to the shared hosting packages. The same option will soon be made available with the other services as well.
How to make use of the VPN access service?
If you haven’t used our VPN servers to divert your Internet traffic so far, take the following steps:
- Configure a new VPN connection through the VPN client you have installed on your device using one of our VPN server locations;
- Select the PPTP connection protocol. We do not support other protocols on our VPN servers;
- Fill in the username pertaining to your hosting account and your VPN password;
In the VPN Access section of the Control Panel, you will find a how-to video guide on setting up a VPN connection.
That’s it! Now all of your Internet communication is encrypted and secured from eavesdropping.
Tip: To save traffic, you can also enable a VPN filter from the Control Panel, which will automatically filter out ads and compress images.
VPN is among the most used Control Panel-integrated features, so offering your customers the ability to upgrade their VPN experience will also have a positive impact on your profit margin.Originally published Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 4:20 pm, updated July 9, 2015 and is filed under Hepsia Control Panel.
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