|Ankit Singh (Dev)|
Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are in very demand. The services are not free as you think, but the question is, which VPN service is best for me whether I’m a paid or free user. A few things you should always watch on VPN services, such as speed, number of locations, security, privacy, etc.
Using a VPN, anyone can hide their identity on the internet and be anonymous. I have used many services and found almost all service providers offered VPN client for all major platforms, such as Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. It means you don’t need to configure VPN manually in your device, just install the client and start using the internet as anonymous. You can manually setup VPN on your device, but the client installation method is really, really simple.
We have written about best VPN apps for Android and iOS, but this is the complete list of the best VPN services.
Methodology: We have compared Number of locations, Speed, Security/Privacy, VPN client applications, Pricing and User reviews to determine the best VPN service providers.
ExpressVPN is the best VPN service, according to the speed, number of locations, security, privacy and number of VPN clients available for multiple platforms. The pricing starts with $8.32/month (when annual billing), which is higher than other VPN providers, but you can take the 30-Day free trial. The provider has 1,500+ VPN servers in 94 countries and you can instant switch to any location you want.
ExpressVPN supports multiple protocols, such as OpenVPN with UDP/TCP, SSTP, L2TP/IPsec and PPTP, provide strong VPN encryption and security to users.
The ExpressVPN’s client app is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Blackberry, etc.
PIA is one of best VPN providers, according to the number of servers available, security and privacy. The pricing starts with $3.33/month (when annual billing), which is quite cheaper than other VPN service providers. The company didn’t offer any free or trial plan to customers. PIA has 3252+ servers in 25 countries, and most of their servers are located in the US.
PIA supports four protocols: OpenVPN, IPsec/L2TP, SOCKS5 and PPTP. The client app is available for multiple platforms, such as Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and Chrome Browser.
IPVanish is one of the faster VPN services you must give it a try. According to a number of server locations, security and privacy features, it is really good. IPVanish supports multiple protocols such as OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP/IPsec. The pricing starts with $6.49/month (when annual billing), and a 7-day free trial. IPVanish has 750+ VPN servers in 60+ countries, and most of their servers are located in North America.
IPVanish’s VPN client software is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Chromebook, etc.
NordVPN has a very good reputation on the web, even user reviews on Google play and the iTunes store are very positive. The service provider protects user traffic with extra security features. NordVPN supports multiple VPN protocols such as OpenVPN and Ikev2 / IPsec. The pricing of the NordVPN starts with $5.75/month (when annual billing), with 7-day free trial. The VPN provider offered 1,000+ servers in 59 countries.
NordVPN’s client app is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.
VyprVPN is an another best VPN service by a company called Golden Frog. The service is absolutely awesome when it comes to speed and privacy, and the pricing is average. VyprVPN supports multiple protocols like other VPNs, such as OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec, PPTP, and Chameleon. The pricing of the VPN starts with $5.00/month (when annual billing), with 3-day free trial. VyprVPN offered 700+ servers located in 60+ countries.
VyprVPN’s client software is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.
6. Buffered VPN
According to the number of server locations, Buffered VPN is costly. You will need to pay $7.25/month (when annual billing) in order to use the service without any free trial . The service is fast and secure, and supports 5 simultaneous connections with a single account. Buffered VPN currently offered 30+ servers in 30+ countries. Buffered’s client app is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux. Please read the support docs in order to setup Buffered VPN in mobile devices.
PureVPN’s features are absolutely awesome, but the speed is average or not faster than other VPNs listed on this page. The service will cost you $5.90/month (when annual billing), without any free trial. PureVPN supports OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, SSTP, and IKEv2 protocols, and 5 simultaneous connections with a single account. The service provider offered 750+ VPN servers in 141 countries, and most of their servers are located in Europe.
The client app is available for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Chrome Browser, etc.
VPNArea has been just an average service that supports OpenVPN and PPTP protocols. The pricing of the service starts with $5.75/month (when annual billing), without any free trial option. VPNArea’s offered 200 servers in 68 countries, and most of their servers are located in the US and Australia.
The client software of the VPNArea is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.