Like any P2P network, Hola is a "value exchange" network - you get the Hola service for free (on PC and Mac), and in exchange you provide a certain amount of network and processing power when your computer is not in use. To provide you its functionality, Hola sometimes needs to route your services through peers (other people's devices) on the Hola network.
Hola provides several products based on this resource sharing technology: Hola is the first community powered (Peer-to-Peer) VPN, where users help other users make the web world-wide again.This means that Hola routes your traffic through other peers (nodes) in the Hola network, as opposed to routing through power-hungry costly servers.The Hola peer-to-peer architecture makes Hola free and secure.However, some users may prefer not to contribute their idle resources to the Hola network, and thus can join the Hola premium service, which lets you use Hola without your idle resources being used in return About Hola premium subscription: Your use of Hola Free VPN Proxy is free of charge in exchange for safely using some of your device's resources (Wi Fi and very limited cellular data), and only when you are not using your device.Hola makes its revenue by providing corporations the same VPN service we provide to users, but for a fee (through our Luminati brand).
This enables us to make Hola VPN free, and keep it free forever!
This allows Hola to provide you with a superior VPN service with minimal underlying costs.
Hola CDN's use of uses real peers to route your traffic, rather than proxy servers, makes you more anonymous and more secure than regular VPN services.
They cannot access your device, they are only routed through it.
Hola is free on PC and Mac only for non-commercial users.
You may turn this off by joining Hola premium service. Our vision at Hola is to make the web world wide again, by allowing users to browse the web privately, securely, and freely -- no censorship, no geographical restrictions, no blocking.