While using a VPN may not be illegal in your country, it certainly may be suspicious. See, our IP addresses are like our phone numbers on the internet. Someone can see what IP address I am using when accessing their website, and if they feel so inclined, they can look up that IP and see it’s associated with a residential Internet company. When you are using a VPN on the other hand, you are essentially using a 1-800 number for personal use. Imagine how odd your friends and family would think it would be if you started calling them from 1-800-WHO-ISVPN registered in a completely different state. Further, because computers are, at the end of the day, just 1s and 0s – it’s incredibly easy for any sysdamin to block entire subnets and ranges of IPs that are associated with VPNs or the Tor network. If your website is proxied behind Cloudflare, it takes all of 5 seconds to enable or disable this feature.
Self hosting is the solution
This is why time and time I again I advocate hosting your own VPN through a reputable provider. Cheap, low end hosting companies are like burner phones. People using them know they’ll be up to no good and know they’ll be banned sooner or later. Is that the IP address you want to be associated with? Stick with a company that has zero tolerance for spam and abuse and your web surfing will be much, much smoother.