10 Best VPN Service Providers

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is the middle man between your device and the Internet connection, helping you out maintain your anonymity and securing your web surfing to the maximum. Of course, the importance of subscribing to a premium VPN service provider has been acknowledged over time and this is highlighted at the statistic reports that prove the significant increase in the percentage of people using VPN for connecting online.

However, not all of the VPN options available on the market to this date can boast of being reliable and offering qualitative services to the users. This is why it is imperative that we understand the variables that add to the overall quality standards of a VPN, in order for it to be counted within the best one. So, join us in our quest of the best VPNs to use, as we analyze them and point out their advantages over the other competitors in this challenging sector.

Top 10 VPN Providers

Updated August 2018!

Having taken into consideration variables such as the protocols offered by such providers, privacy settings and the power of the servers available, the customers’ service and the quality of the encryption used, behold our list with the top VPNs below:

IPVanish

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Top on our list being voted the best service provider in VPN field, we find IPVanish. It has all the best and whistles such as  over 40,000 IP addresses on more than 500 servers in 60 countries, unlimited bandwidth, no logs so you are not tracked, allows torrents and most importantly is one of the cheapest options.  OpenVPN, PPTP, SSL, and L2TP/IPSec protocols are all available for you. Its mobile apps can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play, while the software of the VPN is compatible with all OS and devices. Read the full IPVanish review here.

NordVPN

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NordVPN is an extremely easy VPN service to set up on your machine and it has a very intuitive user interface. Moreover, it offers a large number of online VPN servers which ensures that users have a lot of options regarding locations. It also has P2P service available and supports a vast array of operating systems. Additionally, both its desktop and mobile app are well developed and hence provide good security features regardless of your platform. Read the full NordVPN review here.

StrongVPN

StrongVPN
Following the previous top 2 VPN service providers, we come up with StrongVPN. This is a solid VPN with numerous different packages that can cover the needs of both novices and more technologically advanced users. 128-2048 secure encrypted channels are offered, while the support is of premium quality standards and the cost starts at $7 per month. Complete StrongVPN review can be read here.

ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN
Another VPN option that has been proven very reliable is ExpressVPN. It’s easy-to-use apps for VPN usage make it a friendly option for everyone seeking simplicity without lacking quality in the encryption. Unlimited bandwidth and server switching are welcome, with a continuously growing network of servers currently in 47 countries. OpenVPN, PPTP, SSTP and L2TP protocols are all available for you. Read the full ExpressVPN review.

HideMyAss

HideMyAss
With a generous 30 days full money refund guarantee and with the price rates dropping as low as $6.55 per month, HideMyAss definitely deserves a spot where a list containing best VPN service providers gets to publish. They can take pride in 701 VPN servers located in 105 countries all over the globe and this is quite an accomplishment. There is the option of using the VPN on two devices simultaneously, while the feature of speed guide can help you out find out which server works more effectively for you at a time. 24/7 support is offered for you to take advantage of. Read our detailed HideMyAss review.

Hide.me

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With its plain efficiency and rock-solid performance Hide.me has drawn our attention. It’s not that much old player in VPN industry but has managed to create a pretty admirable subscribers base, already. Apart from the typical features that other top providers has, Hide.me has got some exclusive features including SOCKS proxy for torrents and port forwarding. Read our complete Hide.Me review.

PureVPN

PureVPN
We go ahead with the best providers and this is where we spot PureVPN. One of the major benefits you get with this VPN service provider is that of 5 devices being connected to the VPN with a single account. This can be proven truly helpful, as well as the unlimited bandwidth and the one click software. Though the 3 days full money refund guarantee could be stretched a bit, this is no deal-breaker. Read the comprehensive review of PureVPN.

TorGuard

TorGuard
Another VPN service provider of quality is TorGuard and this is why we have included it within the top 10 VPNs for 2014. 100% server uptime guarantee and 24/7 technical support are always wonderful features and the same goes with the no logs kept and the 256-bit AES encryption provided. Prices start as low as $5.95 per month and the flexibility in the payment methods is remarkable. Go through our unbiased review of Torguard, to know all the details about this VPN provider.

Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access
There is no doubt as to the quality standards of Private Internet Access. OpenVPN, PPTP & IPSEC/L2TP protocols are offered to the users, which is something that shields the security layering a great deal. No VPN traffic logs are kept and SOCKS5 proxy is included. Yearly VPN tunnel pricing stretches to $39.95 and the monthly fee is just $6. Read the full Private Internet Access review team SG did.

As you can see, there are some truly reliable VPN service providers included within the list that we have created for you. Feel free to share your experiences with us, as to which of these competitors you have found to be the best or which has failed your expectations.

We have tried them out ourselves and we have concluded as to the best options, in terms of privacy and speed, effectiveness and reliability, features offered and technical support. Since VPN is of primary value to online protection, these VPN companies are able to help you out remain immune to online threats and this is not insignificant at all!

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Stella Strouvali

Stella is a certified writer and zealous wordsmith, a true fan of Placebo, technology, Panionios and wellness. Still, her true passion has to do with eagerly learning new things and passing them on to others. “An unexamined life is not worth living”, to quote Socrates.

COMMENTS

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  • marilyn HOLDER 3 years ago

    I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN UP FOR NETFLIX WITHOUT USEING A CREDIT CARD.USEING DIRECT DEBIT FROM MY BANK ACCOUNT. THIS SEEMS VERY CONFUSING HAVEING TO HAVE VPNS PLEASE HELP ME

  • Chloe 3 years ago

    I am in Canada and want to use sky go on my PS3, will a vpn work with PS3?/how do I do that?
    thanks,

  • top vpn routers 3 years ago

    – Flexibility for far-off offices and employees to utilize the business’ intranet over a current internet connection as if they were really or
    directly connected to the network. Businesses have evolved their data access habits since the past few years and now require
    data access from remote locations. There are a number of factors that can affect the VPN’s connection speed.

  • support.privateinternetaccess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/143
    Well shit on the privateinternetaccess support article I listed above.

  • Hey , mY school has blocked the sites, i cannot even access the sites to download vpn. Please help

  • Kelvin dan 2 years ago

    I want to change my ip location

  • i will be going back to NZ soon and im sure some of the streaming contents only allows access to US customers. My parents have a comcast account and we are able to access most streaming contents online but im sure i wont be able to do this when im back in NZ will a VPN allow me to access comcast streaming contents?

  • Opeyemi Adeoye Olajide 2 years ago

    I want to join an automated trading platform to trade binary, but was prevented because it is not available for my country region. Can I get assess to the software using your VPN service. I am living in Nigeria

  • Elizabeth Flores 1 year ago

    So like.. my um school blocked all the VPN websites

  • All of it are not free. You can’t try if it is really working in the country you would like.

  • I am trying to download Alexa app in Spain but it wont let me, only US or Germany. Will this help me?

  • Rodger 7 months ago

    I will go for nordvpn, It has a big number of servers it always allows me to have a quality streaming. Most trustful I guess.

    • NordVPN is a great choice Rodger. Moreover, it also offers a tremendous amount of privacy and anonymity (at the expense of speed of course).

  • Namada 7 months ago

    I have been trying a few vpn services, and nordvpn showed the best results, no leaks and speed drops where detected.

    • Yes Namada that is true.
      NordVPN is ranked amongst the best VPN service providers in the world.
      The reason for that is its great security features and great number of locations.
      Plus it has dedicated apps for all platforms.
      Glad to hear you had a good experience with it.

  • DLL TRAVELLER 5 months ago

    I stay at Airbnb properties sometimes when I travel with wifi provided. This is the homeowner’s wifi. Is it possible to secure my laptop and files on wifi where the owner has the admin rights to the router and the trust level is unknown? VPN secures my connection to the internet, but I’m looking at the first link – the connection to the private wifi. I use the Public Networks setting when I connect and have turned off all shared properties. Any help is greatly appreciated. My apologies if this is off topic.

    • Thank you for the feedback.
      If you install the VPN service on your device then the VPN will start its work on your device.
      It will encrypt your data before it leaves your device.
      So yes.
      A VPN service will protect you against people who knowingly have set up malicious WiFi connections.
      In fact, a good portion of all VPN users use VPN services precisely because they want to connect to insecure WiFi networks.

  • Funny how you have IPVanish as being your top, when it was recently discovered through court records that they DO keep logs, detailed logs despite what they claimed of no logs. Although they magically where aquired by a different company after that.

  • Bradley 1 month ago

    That’s what I’ve thought also, I don’t say that IPvanish is a bad service, but I doubt that it’s worth being in the first place. I’d say it should be after NordVPN (my favourite) and maybe something like PIA.

    • Thanks for the comment Bradley.
      NordVPN is indeed one of the best VPN service provider.
      IPVanish, on the other hand, has stated that the company has replaced the team that was responsible for the data leak.

  • Is that list in chronological order? Which one is the best overall?

    • Thanks for the comment Andy.
      Yes, the list is pretty much in chronological order.
      IPVanish is the best VPN service provider when it comes to security and privacy.
      NordVPN is the best when it comes to unlocking Netflix and other streaming sites.

  • Gurveer 4 weeks ago

    I don’t know how about others (but seeing comments here I think others feel alike) but I’m unable to trust the ones that break the main rule of VPN use – protecting data. I’m not that naive to keep trusting their word if I couldn’t trust their legal privacy policy forms. Once the news broke I immediately started looking for a new one and switched to surfshark. Way better speed and security for a proper price and provider that is based outside US.

    • Thanks for the comment Gurveer,
      As mentioned in the other comments, IPVanish has changed its whole team.
      So problems related to privacy policy should be okay now.

  • hi.i’am china.i want to singin facebook,youtube,… but i don’t know….how do i do that?

    • Thank you for the comment Anonymous.
      Use a VPN service like NordVPN to do that.

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