Compare The Top 5 VPN Providers
To make it easier for you to choose the right VPN tool, this practical tip compares the five best VPN providers.
1st VPN provider: HideMyAss Pro VPN
- With 611 VPN servers in 75 countries, HideMyAss provides 76,000 different IP addresses – by far the most in our comparison.
- The VPN service can be used under Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
- The following protocols are supported: OpenVPN (TCP / UDP), L2TP and PPTP.
- If desired, the IP addresses can be changed automatically at regular intervals – this ensures even more anonymity.
- The price for HideMyAss Pro VPN is the equivalent of 4.73 Euro per month per annual subscription. In the first 30 days after purchase you have a money-back guarantee – so you can try out the service risk-free. Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
2nd VPN provider: CyberGhost VPN
- CyberGhost VPN provides 269 servers in 23 countries. This is less than with HideMyAss, but still absolutely sufficient.
- Your connection is secured with 256-bit AES encryption. CyberGhost is available for Windows, iOS, Mac OS and Android, although the versions for the latter two are still in beta.
- CyberGhost supports the following protocols: OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec and PPTP.
- CyberGhost VPN is available in a limited free version and as a Premium and Premium-Plus package. For unlimited functionality, you pay 4.16 euros per month on an annual subscription basis. If you want to try CyberGhost, you can download the basic version for free.
3rd VPN provider: IPVanish
- The VPN provider IPVanish has 115 servers with more than 14,000 IPs from a total of 50 different countries.
- 128-bit and 256-bit encryption is used. According to own information no user data is logged.
- IPVanish supports the protocols OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP. The tool is available for Windows, Android and iOS.
- With IPVanish you have the possibility to automatically switch between different locations.
- The price for IPVanish is the equivalent of 4.69 euros per month per annual subscription. You can claim your money back within seven days of purchase if you are dissatisfied with the service. Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
Tip: The best and fastest WLAN routers
The best and most expensive VPN service is of no use to you if your router cannot transport the data volumes quickly enough. A current model is therefore mandatory. Our router list tells you which devices are particularly fast and inexpensive. The first good devices are already available for less than 50 Euro.
4th VPN provider: Hotspot Shield VPN
- According to Hotspot Shield VPN is the most used VPN service in the world with more than 200 million downloads..
- However, with servers in Japan, the UK, Australia and the USA, we have the fewest countries in our selection..
- The tool uses 128-bit encryption technology and can be used under Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS..
- With a price of 1.80 Euro per month in the annual subscription for the Elite-Package Hotspot Shield VPN is the cheapest provider in our comparison. The tool can be used free of charge with advertisements. The download can be found at CHIP Online.
- Hide.me has servers in twelve different countries and can be used under Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS.
- The following protocols are supported: PPTP, L2TP, IPsec (IKEv1 and IKEv2), OpenVPN and SOCKS.
- Hide.me offers several packages: In the free version you surf at a maximum speed of 3 MBit/s and can consume a volume of 2 GByte per month. For the equivalent of 4.17 euros per month, you get the Plus Package with unlimited bandwidth and 75 GByte inclusive volume. For unlimited surfing, you pay the equivalent of 9.17 euros per month in the premium package.
- Further information is available on the manufacturer’s website.
Free secret tips: Riseup & Autistic
- Besides the already mentioned VPN tools you can also use Bitmask together with Riseup. The service is free of charge after you have registered. Currently, however, the service is only available on Android and Linux.
- Another free alternative is the Autistici service. Again, you must first create an account. You can then download a ZIP package containing an SSL certificate and your access key, which you need to initialize the VPN connection.
Conclusion: HideMyAss Pro VPN is the top dog
In our comparison, HideMyAss Pro VPN offers the largest range of anonymous proxy servers with more than 76,000 different IP addresses. With costs of 4.73 euros per month, there is nothing to complain about in terms of value for money. If you are looking for a VPN provider, you should try HideMyAss at least in the 30-day money back phase. If you are looking for a completely free VPN tool and can live with advertising, Hotspot Shield VPN is the right choice.