VPN Speed Comparison 2019

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VPN Speed Comparison

Over the last few years, I’ve tested a lot of different VPN networks.

This article describes in detail the best of the tested services. They have been sorted based on a VPN speed and a few other criteria – from the most to the least recommended services.

What is the best VPN in 2019?

Before I go to the list of particularly recommended networks, I will start from scratch.

 

Who Should Use VPN Networks

 

While browsing the Internet, you leave many traces of your activity in various places.

Your IP address and location are saved in the logs of every page you visit.

If you use public, unsecured Wi-Fi networks, your data may be intercepted by another user of the same network.

Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can track your network activity – what websites you visit, how much time you spend there and what data you send.

In this article you will learn the perfect method to change the IP address and hide your real location.

Your data will be encrypted, so the ISP will only see a stream of encrypted information instead of specific data.

You will gain access to websites that may not be available in your location – Netflix, Hulu, etc. (Sometimes some sites may be temporarily unavailable in your region, and VPNs will also help in this situation. One day I could not access my blog using Polish IP address. I decided to try to access the website via a VPN server located in Luxembourg, I run the appropriate program, I established a connection and the problem was solved – the site was loading in! The reason for the unavailability of the site using the Polish IP address was Cloudflare server failure in Warsaw. That day millions of websites have been unavailable for approximately 3 hours for all visitors who have used Polish IP addresses. Each of the services presented here allows you to get instant access to any website in this case!).

You may be using a P2P network and applications such as uTorrent or BitTorrent. If so, you should start using the best possible VPN service as soon as possible.

You may be traveling a lot and you need a good VPN for secure Internet use via public WiFi networks.

VPN can also increase the level of security when using online banking.

Or maybe you just think (quite rightly) that you have the right to more privacy on the web …

As you can see, VPN services are useful for almost every internet user!

I invite you to the next section and I hope that you will find your favorite VPN network very quickly!

 

A Few Words About Free VPN Services

 

Before I go to the list, I have to mention briefly about the VPN services available on the network completely for free.

Each VPN service must use its own or leased infrastructure. Such a network consists of many servers located in different countries of the world.

There are also employees – programmers, technical support, etc., which should be paid monthly salary …

Do you really believe that a free VPN service is a good choice?

Personally, I prefer services cheaper than the most expensive ones, but I do not use any free VPN!

Below are some examples of threats related to free VPN networks:

  • they may offer a small number of locations;
  • you can expect quite low speed of this type of connections;
  • probably such services use outdated, vulnerable encryption protocols;
  • along with such software, you risk installing spyware like malware, spyware, adware, etc. on your device;
  • there is a rather high risk that such companies collect user data and then sell it to other entities.

A part of paid VPN services offers a free trial period or a specific transfer for free. Remember, however, that fully free VPN services are rather bad than a good solution

After this short introduction, let’s go to the main part!

 

15+ Best VPN Services In 2019 (Based on VPN Speed and Other Factors)

 

Below is a list of the best VPN services in 2019 [the list is being updated].

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you use Windows 10 and you have issues with many VPN applications, this is not the fault of the VPN service, but the fault of the operating system…

There is a lot of information on the web on this topic.

My solution – use Windows 7 for as long as possible. 🙂

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I. VPN Networks with Tor over VPN and DoubleVPN Support

 

Important note for supporters of security and Tor network:

In case of connections over the Tor network, you can (apart from the sometimes unusually slow connections) encounter a captcha challenge that is quite common on many websites.

In order to solve the problem, it is worth to choose another VPN service – one that offers an extension for web browsers, and install them in your browser.

Then instead of a connection

Your computer -> VPN -> Tor -> landing page

you will have a connection

Your computer -> VPN -> Tor -> second VPN -> landing page.

This connection may be a bit slower, but it will be extremely secure. 🙂

According to various sources, the Tor network itself is definitely not enough to ensure maximum privacy and anonymity. Tor network security has been broken quite a long time ago…

 

1. ProtonVPN Plus ($8.00 – $10.00 per month with an additional option to choose a 2-year subscription for $6.63 per month)

 

ProtonVPN 2019

Number of locations: over 40 cities in 31 countries around the world (these numbers are growing quite rapidly from month to month).

Available protocols: IKEv2, OpenVPN (TCP/UDP).

Supported platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android.

VPN speed score – Windows: 3.95 / 5.00, 4.75 / 5.00.

VPN speed score – Android: 3.95 / 5.00, 5.00 / 5.00.

Money-back guarantee: 30 days.

Final rating: 10/10.

By far the best VPN from currently available services of this type. At the same time, it is the only network with the maximum rating of 10/10.

Detailed review of ProtonVPN Plus.

 

2. ibVPN Ultimate ($3.46 – $10.95 per month)

 

ibVPN 2019

Number of locations: 172 servers in 48 countries around the world.

Available protocols: IKEv2, OpenVPN (TCP/UDP), SSTP, PPTP, L2TP.

Supported platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, routers.

VPN speed score – Windows: 3.95 / 5.00, 4.75 / 5.00.

VPN speed score – Android: 3.85 / 5.00, 5.00 / 5.00.

Money-back guarantee: 15 days.

Final rating: 7/10.

This is probably the best VPN in terms of speed on Windows systems.

Detailed review of ibVPN Ultimate.

 

II. VPN Networks without Tor over VPN and DoubleVPN Support

 

1. PureVPN ($2.88 – $10.95 monthly)

 

PureVPN 2019

Number of locations: approx. 170 cities in 141 countries around the world.

Available protocols: IKEv2, OpenVPN (TCP / UDP), SSTP, L2TP, PPTP.

Supported platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, routers, Android TV etc.

VPN speed score – Windows: 3.95 / 5.00, 4.75 / 5.00.

VPN speed score – Android: 3.65 / 5.00, 4.67 / 5.00.

Money-back guarantee: 31 days.

Final rating: 9/10.

By far the best VPN in the category of services without support for the DoubleVPN and Tor over VPN networks.

Detailed review of PureVPN.

 

2. IPVanish ($6.49 – $10.00 monthly; $3.70 per month for a 2-year subscription – promotion from February 14, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019)

 

IPVanish - server list 2019

Number of locations: 70 cities in around 50 countries around the world.

Available protocols: IKEv2, OpenVPN (TCP / UDP), L2TP, PPTP.

Supported platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows Phone, routers, Fire TV, Chromebook.

VPN speed score – Windows: 3.80 / 5.00, 4.50 / 5.00.

VPN speed score – Android: 3.15 / 5.00, 3.83 / 5.00.

Money-back guarantee: 7 days.

Final rating: 9/10.

This is one of the few VPN applications that I do not have any problems with.

Detailed review of IPVanish.

 

3. ExpressVPN ($8.32 – $12.95 per month)

 

ExpressVPN 2019

Number of locations: approx. 150 cities in over 90 countries around the world.

Available protocols: OpenVPN (TCP / UDP), SSTP, L2TP / IPsec, PPTP.

Supported platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, routers, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.

VPN speed score – Windows: 4.00 / 5.00, 5.00 / 5.00.

VPN speed score – Android: 3.85 / 5.00, 5.00 / 5.00.

Money-back guarantee: 30 days.

Final rating: 9/10.

It is probably the best VPN for people using services like Netflix, Kodi, Hulu, BBC iPlayer.

Detailed review of ExpressVPN network.

Link to get 30 extra days for free.

 

4. Hide My Ass! ($4.99 – $9.99 per month)

 

HideMyAss 2019

Number of locations: 287 cities in around 200 countries around the world.

Available protocols: no information available.

Supported platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux.

VPN speed score – Windows: 4.10 / 5.00, 5.00 / 5.00.

VPN speed score – Android: 3.95 / 5.00, 5.00 / 5.00.

Money-back guarantee: 30 days.

Final rating: 9/10.

By far the best VPN network in terms of the number of available locations.

Detailed review of Hide My Ass!.

 

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