You can never have too much internet protection and security. That’s why nowadays having a good VPN is not only useful; it’s required to have one to fully enjoy everything the internet has to offer. In the following article we bring you a comparison between two very complete VPN providers that you may have heard a thing or two about: Hide.me and CyberGhost. They offer you the protection you need, as well as the ability of turning yourself in a true internet shadow. Both offer you the chance of using a free account, but which one will you try first and which one will you side with? Can we help you make a decision?
|Countries||UK, US, AU, CA, AT, FR, IT, NL, ME...||US, UK, FR, DE, RO, ES, CA...|
|# Connected Devices||5||7|
|Languages||EN, DE||EN, DE, FR, ES,|
|Extra Services||SOCKS proxy||Web Proxy|
|1 Month Plan||10,00 $||$12.99/mo|
|3 Months Plan||n/a||n/a|
|6 Months Plan||$6.67/mo ($40.02)||n/a|
|1 Year Plan||$5.42/mo ($65.04)||$5.25/mo ($63.00)|
|Free Trial||Forever||1 day|
|Money-Back Guarantee||14 days||45 days|
To kick things off, Hide.me is a no log company and, according to their motto, they are dead serious about this. The software runs not only on Windows, but also Mac, Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Ubuntu. They have servers worldwide covering the 5 continents with AES-256 encryption and PPTP, L2TP, IPsec (IKEv1 and IKEv2), OpenVPN, SoftEther and SSTP protocols.
To use Hide.me you will have to register yourself, which you are able to do for free receiving a pack with that exact same name. This will allow you 3 server locations, limited bandwidth (2GB data transfer) limited protocol support and 1 connection. The upgraded version makes all limits disappear and has an up to 40% discount. The Premium pack – the most popular – costs $11.67 per month and is billed yearly at $140. There’s also the Plus pack, a lighter version of Premium. You can choose whether you want a monthly, semiannual or yearly subscription and you’ll be given a 14-day money back guarantee for payments using credit card, Bitcoin, PayPal and other payment methods.
CyberGhost is one of the strongest VPN services out there. It owns nearly 600 servers in 30 countries, all of them protected by AES 256-bit encryption to keep your information and internet traffic safe and secure, as well as safeguarding your anonymity. With CyberGhost you will have unlimited bandwidth and the possibility of running your VPN using Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Raspberry Pi and routers to extend it to any other devices you want. The protocols will be different depending on the device on which you run the service, but you can count on the generally common ones like OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP and IPsec.
As mentioned earlier, you can enjoy an unlimited time free plan available for Windows, Mac and Android only. The most popular plan is naturally the one that offers you the most advantages such as the inclusion of Android as iOS apps and access to all servers, though you’re still limited to using just one device. Pricing for this pack is fixed at $2.91 monthly, billed annually (if billed monthly it will cost you $6.99) with its 50% discount already applied. There is also a Premium Plus pack with the same features allowing up to 5 devices. In order to purchase this software you’ll need a credit card, PayPal or Bitcoin, and upon finishing the payment you will have a 30-day money back guarantee.
To end with, we think that overall you will be happy if you pick either of these two. They both have an interesting set of features that will most certainly protect your online activities and open up your internet for good prices, considering that you also have a free account that you can use for an unlimited time. Are Hide.me and CyberGhost the best VPN services currently on the market? Maybe not, but they’re closer to the top than the bottom and on the right way. Furthermore, the future is surely bright for both providers, as they have already proven to be forward striving.