How to access websites that block
datacenter IP addresses


In this tutorial, you will learn how to access websites that block data center IP addresses. Some websites will be blocked when a user from a Cloud Computer tries to access them, this is because their firewall detects datacenter IP addresses, and to avoid having robots browsing their site, they simply block even legitimate requests coming from DaaS.

To unlock these websites users need to install a VPN client extension in Chrome, in order to install a VPN client please follow the below steps:


Hola VPN

Hola VPN is a free option to install in Chrome browser and access blocked websites as explained above. In order to install Hola VPN please follow these steps:

1. Connect to your Cloud Computer and open Chrome.

2. Copy the link below to install Hola VPN Chrome extension, click Add to Chrome

3. Click Add extension to confirm and install Hola VPN

4. You will get a confirmation message that extension was added successfully. Click the x to close the window.

5. In the top right of your browser click the Hola VPN icon and click the power button to enable it.

6. You will be connected to a server in USA.

7. The Hola VPN icon will change to a USA flag; now feel free to browse the blocked website.



PureVPN is a paid service that can be purchased on a monthly subscription, and it offer a 7 days free trial option. Please follow the instructions below to install Pure VPN Chrome extension.

1. Connect to your Cloud Computer and open Chrome.

2. Copy the link below to install PureVPN Chrome extension, click Add to Chrome

3. Click Add extension button to confirm.

4. You can select Free Trial to continue and enable their service.

5. In the free trial request form, input your email and check the option to accept the terms and conditions, after that you will be sent a username and password by email.

6. In the top right corner there will be the PureVPN icon, click on it and click connect.

7. When service is connected, the icon will be changed to the USA flag. Now you can browse your blocked website.

But should you use a VPN to work remotely?

VPNs have their flaws, especially with remote work. In some cases, it might be useful but in others, you might put your business at risk. Discover the differences and the best fit between Virtual Desktop Infrastructure(VDI) and Virtual Private Network (VPN).


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