VPN Comparison Chart

Quick Explanation of What a VPN Is and What It Does

In very simple terms, a VPN connects your PC, smartphone, or tablet to another computer (called a server) somewhere on the internet, and allows you to browse the internet using that computer’s internet connection. So if that server is in a different country, it will appear as if you are coming from that country, and you can potentially access things that you couldn’t normally.

So how does this help you? Good question! You can use a VPN to:

  • Bypass geographic restrictions on websites or streaming audio and video.
  • Watch streaming media like Netflix and Hulu.
  • Protect yourself from snooping on untrustworthy Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Gain at least some anonymity online by hiding your true location.
  • Protect yourself from being logged while torrenting.

The vast majority of people these days are using VPN for torrenting or bypassing geographic restrictions to watch content in a different country. They are still very useful for protecting yourself while working at a coffee shop, but that’s hardly the primary use anymore.

Chris Hoffman, How To Geek

1. IPVanish

IPVanish VPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IPVanish VPN is a commercial VPN service based in the United States. While providing end-to-end network encryption, IPVanish allows its users to appear in one of more than 60 different countries.

Features
→No Logs
→Best For Tor
→DNS Leak Protection
→Unlimited Bandwidth
→Super Fast
→7 Day Trial
VPN Protocols
→Open VPN
→PPTP
→L2TP/ IPSec
→SSL
→IKEv2

2. PrivateVPN

Private VPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“PrivateVPN, a Swedish-based VPN provider, offers the highest levels of security and privacy, stable connections from anywhere in the world and uninterrupted VPN service — 24 hours a day — guaranteed. And we offer all this to our users at a reasonable price!” –PrivateVPN About Page

Features
→Port Forwarding
→No Logs
→P2P Torrents
→Good Support
→30 Day Guarantee
VPN Protocols
→Open VPN
→L2TP/ IPSec
→PPTP
→IKEv2
→HTTP Proxy

3. NordVPN

Nord VPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NordVPN is a personal virtual private network service provider. It has desktop applications for Windows and macOS, mobile apps for Android and iOS, as well as an application for Android TV. Manual setup is available for Linux, wireless routers, NAS devices and other platforms.

Features
→Fast Speeds
→Easy Set Up
→No Logs
→DNS Leak protection
→No DCMA Response
VPN Protocols
→Open VPN
→PPTP
→L2TP
→IPSec
→IKEv2

4. StrongVPN

Strong VPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“StrongVPN began as a small company in South Lake Tahoe, California in 1994 by selling PC computers. After a short time, we began offering dial-up internet services for the local area on our website, California.net. Soon after, we began providing dedicated servers and colocation services. Since then, we’ve expanded our network to over 660 servers around the globe, delivering our privacy service to customers in 24 countries.” –StrongVPN Home Page

Features
→Good Speed
→No Logs
→Easy To Use
→Unlimited Bandwidth
VPN Protocols
→Open VPN
→PPTP
→L2TP
→SSTP
→IPSEC

5. OverPlay

OverPlay VPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“SmartDNS from OverPlay provides access to the online media you love but have difficulty reaching. With just one simple network setting change, SmartDNS can help you can bypass censorship and experience an unrestricted internet on all your devices – computers, tablets, Smart TVs and more.

“With SmartDNS + VPN you get the same unrestricted Internet access as SmartDNS as well as the added benefit of an encrypted connection. Browse safely and privately from home or even at a public WiFi hotspot. Our VPN is user-friendly, and works with both Windows and Mac operating systems.” –OverPlay Home Page

Features
→Fast Speed
→Simple to Use
→Good Support
VPN Protocols
→Open VPN
→L2TP/ IPSec
→PPTP

Learn how to use your VPN better with Tor Browser and read Tutorial: Installing Tor With Privoxy.