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Best VPN Providers

RankCompany1 mth
(US$)
6 mths
(US$)
1 yr
(US$)
Company
Reg.
AppsServer
Country
Locations
Total
Servers (+)
IPs (+) 
1IPVanish Small Logo

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6.49-77.99USAWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
6045040000
2ExpressVPN Small Logo

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8.3259.9499.84British Virgin IslandsWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
Linux VPN App
87100015000
3StrongVPN Small Logo

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5.83-69.99USAWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
2247519000
4Overplay Small Logo

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8.3252.9599.95USAWindows VPN App Mac VPN App42120120
5VPN.ac Small Logo

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93658RomaniaWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
213131
6LiquidVPN Small Logo

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73254USAWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App
10451800
7VyprVPN Small Logo

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6.67-79.99SwitzerlandWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
70712200000
8HideMyAss Small Logo

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11.5249.9978.66UKWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
Linux VPN App
221940125415
9PrivateInternetAccess Small Logo

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6.9535.9539.95USAWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
243880799
10NordVPN Small Logo

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84269PanamaWindows VPN App iOS App5732750
11PureVPN Small Logo

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9.9544.9549.95Hong KongWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
14150080000
12Ironsocket

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6.9935.9549.95Hong Kong3853106
14CactusVPN Small Logo

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6.9931.9954.99Republic of MoldovaWindows VPN App Mac VPN App41616
15Proxy.sh Small Logo

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52540SeychellesWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Linux VPN App Android VPN App
iOS App
57241100
16TorGuard Small Logo

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9.9929.9959.99Nevis, West IndiesWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Linux VPN App Android VPN App
5012001200
17Cyberghost Small Logo

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6.12-68.99RomaniaWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
30567567
18EarthVPN Small Logo

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3.99-39.99Northern CyprusWindows VPN App Mac VPN App542043000
19IBVPN Small Logo

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7.9536.9569.95RomaniaWindows VPN App Mac VPN App
Android VPN App iOS App
47602000
20VPNSecure Small Logo

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7.9539.9569.95Australia484747

Last Updated : 7th September 2016

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Company

There are absolutely hundreds of VPN providers these days, in our comparison guide we’ve put together a list of some of the best VPN providers available. Searching for a provider can be a minefield which is why we don’t overload our comparison chart with too many providers.

Looking through the list in a downwards fashion you can see the name of the VPN provider and a link to the provider page. By clicking the “More details »” link for each provider you will be taken to a dedicated provider page which will list more in-depth details about that company. This includes certain details that aren’t available on the VPN comparison chart such as a full graphical map showing each providers server locations, a full list of countries in text format with flags to assist, details on their log policy, payment types, protocols and any VPN vouchers or coupons for that provider.

Clicking the logo of the provider in the comparison chart will take you straight to that providers website. For providers that we’ve reviewed you’ll find a “Full review »” link which will take you to a review of that provider, most of our reviews are very detailed although there are a summaries at the bottom for those who want to understand only the highlighted details.

1 mth, 6 mths, 1 yr

These three columns give the monthly, 6 month and yearly price in United States dollars. These columns are sortable by clicking the column headers which will sort based on highest to lowest and lowest to highest. To change the sort type just click more than once on the heading. Certain providers don’t offer 6 month priced packages which is why these areas are left blank.

Don’t forget the cheaper a VPN provider is does not always mean it is worse or indeed the same as a more expensive one, just as one that costs more doesn’t guarantee a better service. However, there are many additional features that some of the more expensive providers provide so researching each provider not just based on price is a good idea.

Company Reg.

Company Reg is dedicated to the jurisdiction of the parent company that owns the VPN provider. There is much talk from those in the privacy industry in regard to which jurisdiction is better for a VPN provider to operate under. While some have opted for more privacy centric countries such as Switzerland and off-shore locations like Panama and the Seychelles, others are operating under traditional locations such as the US and UK. Jurisdiction is personal preference and using this column allows you to quickly choose a VPN provider in a location most suitable for yourself.

Apps

The increase in popularity of mobile apps for devices such as Android and iOS has lead to an increase in custom software for both platforms and traditional systems such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Depicted by individual graphics it is easy to see which providers offer custom software for which devices.

If a provider doesn’t offer custom software it doesn’t mean that they won’t work with that device, it only means that manual set up will be required which is usually possible by following a guide on the site of the provider.

Icons symbolise Windows VPN App WindowsMac VPN App MacAndroid VPN App AndroidiOS App iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Linux VPN App Linux.

Torrents/File sharing

Different providers have different policies on Torrent access. In this column we have three available icons, Restrictions Apply RestrictedYes Allowed and No Not Allowed. Allowed and Not Allowed are self explanatory. Restricted means that the protocol of P2P and Torrent network is accessible but files that fall under copyrighted material will likely lead to account suspension either immediately or within so many warnings.

Server Country Locations

A total value of country locations is given in this column. This is not the total of servers, nor an indication of how many server locations are available in a certain country but purely the total number of countries available. This column is sortable by clicking the header to get lowest to highest and again clicking for highest to lowest.

Total Servers

This column displays the full count of servers available. Some providers have individual servers that can be connected to, while others use clusters of servers that you are automatically assigned on connection. This total number is the total number of servers across the providers network. This column is sortable also by clicking the header.

IPs

The total number of IP addresses available across the network of the provider. While some users prefer a smaller number, usually meaning many users share the same IP, others require a larger pool of IPs. This column can be sorted like others.

Search

The search box is a way to highly customise the VPN comparison table. By entering key phrases such as “Android” or “USA” you can limit the results based on those queries. You can also combine queries with a space, for example “Romania Android” to display only providers in Romania that offer a custom Android app.

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