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Double VPN for double the privacy and security

  • Connect via two VPN servers
  • Add an additional layer of security
  • Potentially improve your connection speed
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What is double VPN and how does it work?

Double VPN – our VPN service calls it MultiHop –  enables you to connect via two different VPN servers. Most of the time, these are located in different countries. For example, you can make your VPN connection even more secure and private by connecting to a VPN server in Canada and then a second VPN server in Germany instead of just a Canadian server.

What is double VPN and how does it work?

How do I use double VPN with MultiHop on Surfshark?

Step 1

Sign up for a Surfshark account and download the app or simply log in if you already have it.

Step 2

In the Surfshark app, click MultiHop under the search bar.

Step 3

Choose whichever MultiHop server chain you need/want/desire.

MultiHop benefits you’ll love

Impedes triangulation

Connecting via two VPN servers makes it very hard to track you by logging VPN use and website access times.

Hides location better

The more servers between you and whoever wants to track you, the harder it is for them to reach you or for data leaks to occur.

Improves privacy

If anyone wants to get to you, they have to breach the VPN server you’re connecting to. That’s twice as hard to do with two VPN servers.

Can speed up connection

You know how the most direct route isn’t always the fastest one? The same thing applies to the internet, so bouncing via two unusual routers might put you on a faster path.

Who should use MultiHop?

Use MultiHop if:

  • You want to be more private when connecting to your own country
  • You’re an activist who wants to stay as far away as possible from government tracking
  • You’re a journalist who’s protecting your sources
  • You use a VPN because you care about security above all else 

Don’t use MultiHop if:

  • You’re just browsing online casually without any special needs – a single VPN server is enough to cover your needs 
  • You’re doing streaming of any sort, since then you are likely to feel the negative impact of routing your data via multiple servers

Disclaimer: Using two separate VPN services, on the other hand, isn’t something we recommend. There is a high possibility that they will interfere with one another and noticeably slow down your internet.


Is VPN chaining with MultiHop safe?

It absolutely is. Our industry-leading encryption secures your traffic 100% even without a MultiHop double VPN. This feature only improves your security and privacy online.

Is a double VPN better?

Depends on what you want. If your primary concern is privacy and security, then yes, a double VPN is better than just connecting via a single server. If you’re using this for other purposes (like avoiding ISP throttling), then using a single server is likely better due to better speeds.

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