If you are like me, who use internet while sitting comfortably enjoying his coffee at a cafeteria / restaurant or any other place that provides a free wifi hotspot (internet connectivity) and you want to be sure that you browse securely, then the best solution is to use a VPN – a virtual private network that provides you a secure connection, while hiding your identity so that you can browse the web without worrying about your privacy. These services will cipher your downloads, uploads, emails, messages, and also mask your IP address so that you are undetectable.
There are other uses of VPNs, such as checking your website ranking in Google, Bing, Yahoo! etc – this is particularly beneficial for local search engine rankings. Other webmasters use VPNs along with SEO tools for creating user accounts for link building purposes.
We have listed below some of the best and most reliable VPN Service providers; we hope you’ll like them. Don’t forget to comment your thoughts on this.
1 – HideMyAss
This is my personal favorite. I have using their service for over 2 years now and I love it so far. Their servers are located in 60+ countries worldwide, with over 57,000+ IPs to choose from.
You can set the software to auto-connect on startup so that you can browse securely while the software runs in the background. It uses OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP protocol and a 30 days money back guarantee. Not only that you’ll receive 24/7 excellent customer support. Cost: $11.52/month or $78.66/year.
2 – VyprVPN
VyprVPN is another great and reputable VPN provider, with over 200000+ IP in 36 countries, that uses 160 bit & 256 bit OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP, Chameleon protocol and a 256 bit key encryption. They also offer a 3 day trial period, before you purchase their service. Cost: $10/month; $100/year.
3 – PureVPN
This service has over 300 servers, in 26 countries, providing 60-120 IPs per server, that uses a PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP, IKEv2 protocol with 128-bit SSL encryption. They also offer a 30 days money back guarantee. Cost: $10.00/month; $50/year.
4 – Strong VPN
They have 10,000 IPs on 378+ servers in 19 different countries. They have Open VPN, PPTP, L2TP, SSTP protocol with BF-CBC 128 Bit by default; data encryption. They also provide a 7 day money back guarantee. Cost: $8/month; $55/year. Good support for users in Asia.
5 – KePard
A relatively new Dutch VPN service provider, that offers 100+ IPs in 6+ different countries.
6 – Unblock US
This service does not clock your data, it only hides your location. Cost: $5.00/month; $60/year.
7 – Express VPN
ExpressVPN has over 50+ high speed servers, in over 50+ countries. They also offer a 30 day hassel free money back guarantee in case you are not satisfied. Cost: $13.00/month; $100/year
8 – VPNTunnel
VPN Tunnel has over 10,000+ IPs and uses PPTP, OpenVPN protocol with OpenVPN: 2048 Bit. PPTP: 128 Bit data encryption. However the downside to this service is that they will refund you only in case when you can not use their service.
9 – IPVanish VPN
7000+ IPs in 44 countries. It uses OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP protocol for connectivity using secure data encryption. You’ll can ask for a refund within 7 days in case you are not satisfied.
10 – Invisible VPN
Cost: $11.00/month; OR $83/year. Other details about this vendor are still unknown
11 – UnoTelly
UnoTelly specializes in giving users access to geographically-locked streaming content, like Netflix USA, Hulu, and Spotify. A fairly reasonably priced service charging $5.00/month;
12 – Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access or PIA for short is a very fast and reliable service that will hide your identity and data transferring. PIA price is also amongst the best-priced services you can get for VPN access. It’s a great service and highly recommended for torrent lovers. It costs: $7.00/month; $40/year.
13 – Overplay [More info]
This UK based service is definitely worth trying. Although they are not as large as HMA, however their customers are happy to comment that they avg over 6 Mbps speeds using this service.
Supports OpenVPN and PPTP protocols, highspeed servers, and access points in 12 countries. Cost: $5.00/month; $60/year.
14 – BoxPN
Cost: $6.00/month; $45.00/year.
15 – Witopia
Cost: $6/ month; $50/year.
16 – AirVPN
Cost: $9.50/month; $20 for 3 months.
17 – ProXPN
About 70,000 IPs. Cost: free option with limited features; $6.25/month for premium. OpenVPN standard protocol and supports PPTP and L2TP.
18 – VPN4All
Cost: $17/month; $61.40/year.