So you want to know how to setup a VPN.
You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve been helping people since 2011 get their HMA Pro VPN accounts setup.
If you follow this step-by-step guide on how to set up a VPN, you’ll have your VPN up and running in few minutes flat.
Step 1: Click here and sign up for HMA Pro VPN (opens in a new browser tab)
This step is super simple, you just click this link and (like magic) a new tab will open up and HMA Pro VPN’s website will appear!
Step 2: Once you’ve navigated over to HMA (in a new browser tab) and click on the “GET VPN NOW” button.
The page you end up might look a little different (depending on when you’re visiting HMA) but just look for the “GET VPN NOW” button on the page.
Step 3: Choose which HMA Pro VPN account you want.
(I always suggest the 12 month plan as it’s the cheapest and HMA has a 30 day money back guarantee so it’s risk free to try it out.)
Like I said before, I’d go with the 12 month plan to save as much money as you can each month.
You have nothing to lose because if, during the first 30 days, you’re not 100% satisfied with HMA you can ask for a refund and you’ll get your money back (some conditions apply).
Step 4: Complete the secure checkout process.
Next you’ll complete the required fields, enter your credit card information, and click “continue”.
Step 5: Choose a strong password.
Like with any online service or account, you’ll want to choose a strong password. Something that’s long, maybe a phrase, and one that includes a mix of lower case letters, UPPER CASE LETTERS, numbers, and special characters is highly recommended.
Step 6: Download HMA
You’ll want to choose the HMA Pro VPN version that’s specifically made for the type of computer you have.
I use an Apple MacBook Pro, so I downloaded the HMA Pro VPN for macOS. But, of course, if you’re on a Windows based computer you’ll pick the version for Windows.
Yes, there are apps for both iOS and Android.
You can even install a version for Linux.
Step 7: Launch the downloaded file.
This is where it might look a little different for you if you’re on a Windows based machine.
Rest assured that installing HMA Pro VPN on a Windows or a Mac machine is very simple and straight forward.
You’ll be guided by the setup wizards and I believe in you. (You can do it!)
Here’s the window that will open up on a Mac.
You’ll want to double click the super happy looking donkey to get the installation process started.
Step 8: Choose to Continue or Cancel (I clicked “continue”).
Your computer might ask you if you want to trust HMA and continue or cancel the installation process.
Personally, I chose to to continue the setup because I trust HMA. Heck, I’ve been using them problem free since 2011 so you better believe I trust them!
Spoiler alert: If you choose cancel, you can’t use HMA which would be a major bummer.
Step 9: Login or enter activation key.
Next you’ll want to choose between “log in” or “enter license key”.
The license key should be in your email inbox by now. If it is, go ahead and click “enter license key”, enter the license key from your email and continue with the VPN setup process.
Step 10: Click the button to go from “Disconnected” to “connected”.
It’s recommended that you use the “USA, New York, Liberty Island” location as it’s rock solid.
If the next thing you see is this:
CONGRATULATIONS! Your HMA Pro VPN account is now setup and you can enjoy all the benefits of a VPN.
FAQ #1: How do I change my VPN location?
This is one of the most common questions we get now that HMA launched the Liberty Island, NY location (which is the location that they recommend you use).
The great news is that it’s super simple to change your location. Simply click on the “change location” button in the HMA window:
Then you’ll want to:
- Click on “CITIES”
- Type in “Liberty Island”
- Click on “USA, New York, Liberty Island
- Click on the heart so it gets added to your “FAVORITES”
FAQ #2: How do I know my IP address changed?
When you connect to a HMA VPN server, you should get a notice showing that you’re connected and what your new IP address is. It looks like this on a Mac:
If you want to double check, there are tons of sites that will tell you what your IP address is.
I’ve always used ip-adress.com (one ‘d’) for no particular reason.
I like the map they show you so you can confirm that your new IP address matches the Internet things you are physically located.