There are around 250+ different commercial VPN’s. Each of them should serve for same purpose – keep your online identity secure and private. But some are great at doing this job, others – do fail miserably and don’t get any love. Continue reading our page to find out more about the best VPN services.
NordVPN is one of the most known VPN providers in the market. With their headquarters in Panama, it falls behind the 14 eyes jurisdiction and offers complete privacy and anonymity to their users.
NordVPN offers nearby 6000 servers in 60 countries around the World. That is the biggest number of offered servers among all VPN providers. Also, some of the countries have “Connect to a specific city” feature, which is quite a nice option.
NordVPN is compatible with all major operating systems and devices, such as Windows (from Windows 7 and up), macOS, iOS, Android and Linux. They also have two nice extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.
While connected to NordVPN, you can use Double VPN or Onion over VPN features. Onion over VPN gives you all the advantages of The Onion Router combined with the extra security of a VPN tunnel. Double VPN simply means that your internet connection and history goes through two different servers.
NordVPN has brilliant customer support not only in English but in German and French languages as well. Their support team can be reached 24/7 through live chat or email.
NordVPN pricing starts from $3.49 a month for a 3 year plan. We think that the pricing is truly decent for quality service like NordVPN.
Surfshark is a fairly new VPN service that was launched in 2018. But it rapidly became one of the most desired brands out there. And it’s easy to guess why – Surfshark is incredibly cheap but has all the ingredients of a premium VPN just like Nord or Express.
This young VPN does not disclose the number of servers they have but Surfshark has over 1000 IP addresses. Of course, this is not so high number, but this VPN has 61 countries in total. Surfshark is based in risk-free British Virgin Islands which is a privacy haven.
The VPN applications look amazing and are full of advanced features. Torrenting is allowed, VPN unlocks Netflix US content library, and it even works in China. Not bad for the new guy!
Surfshark is available on major operating systems – Windows (from Windows 7 and up), macOS, iOS and Android.
Customer service was also a very pleasant surprise. We did not expect to have a live 24/7 customer support, but this budget VPN provides great care for the customers.
Surfshark price starts at only $1.99 per month. And this is bargain for a fast, private and secure VPN.
ExpressVPN is ranked #3 for a reason. It’s competing with NordVPN head-to-head and is one the best known brands out there. Headquartered in British Virgin Islands, ExpressVPN is in a privacy haven and does not fall in 5 Eyes Alliance member list.
ExpressVPN has over 3000 servers in 94 countries. This is more than plenty for even the most demanding user. Although ExpressVPN has a lower server number, download and upload speed of this VPN is phenomenal. You can easily stream most popular shows on Netflix, BBC iPlayer or Disney+, everything loads with no buffering.
As a true premium VPN service, ExpressVPN is compatible with all the major platforms including Windows (from Windows 7 and up), macOS, iOS, Android and Linux.
We especially enjoyed chatting with their customer support team. They are able to answer questions withing seconds and you never need to wait for a customer service representative.
The only reason why ExpressVPN was not put at the top of the list is that it’s not as fast as NordVPN. And the pricing offers are not so flexible.
ExpressVPN only has discounts for long-term plans, and a 1 year plan costs $8.32 per month. This is a premium price for a premium service.
CyberGhost is a part of Kape Technologies. Company which acquired ZenMate and Private Internet Access VPNs just recently. Which means that CyberGhost has investors which are happy in funding security technology development.
CyberGhost has staggering 5800 servers in 89 countries! This is one of the highest coverage we’ve seen while testing the VPN services. But this does not mean that CyberGhost is faster than other VPNs. On our tests, we got average of 81 Mbps speed which is very fast but still 15-20% slower than top 3 VPN services.
In terms of security of privacy, CyberGhost ticks all the boxes – it does not leak IP address or any user data and has best in class AES-256 bit encryption.
This VPN is available on all major platforms but does not work on Chromebook. Also the mobile app and MacOS app lacks some features from other apps.
Pricing is very similar to Surfshark just a bit more expensive. Cheapest plan starts at $2.99 per month, but you have to order 3 year deal.
Perfect Privacy is based in Switzerland. Which means that you don’t need to worry about your data being exposed to third parties. This company is super concerned about your privacy.
Privacy is the objective number one, and other features are left behind. This VPN provider has only 58 servers in 26 countries. This low number of servers means that the user base is still small. And also you should not expect very high download speeds. We recorded an average of 63 Mbps on our tests. Regular web browsing with some video streamings should not have any troubles. But if you are torrenting, download time will be increased dramatically with this VPN service.
When it comes to security, this is where Perfect-Privacy shines. It has all the advanced features you might need, including military grade encryption and OpenVPN protocol.
Some entertainment fans will not enjoy this VPN simply because streaming services like Netflix will not be unblocked.
Pricing starts at $9.99 per month with a one year plan. It’s a bit overpriced compared to leading VPN brands like NordVPN or ExpressVPN