Some people prefer the cold weather to the hot, some people like their coffee with milk, others with sugar, and there are those that don’t even like it at all. We’re all different and that’s what makes mankind such a unique and distinct species, sometimes hard to please given all the various tastes. Among so many others, VPN companies have been trying to understand human nature and shape themselves to give their customers what they want, following the latest trends and preferences of the industry while coming up with neat services that are becoming harder and harder to choose from.
Surfshark and CyberGhost are two service providers that created their services with the clear intention to make them appealing to users of all tastes, from those that want a simple unblocking tool to others who care for the tiniest details and seek a complete VPN for multiple devices. In the end, which one has what it takes to please you?
|Countries||US, UK, AU, HK, DE, CA, FR, ES||US, UK, FR, DE, RO, ES, CA...|
|# Connected Devices||Unlimited||7|
|Headquarters||British Virgin Islands||Romania|
|Languages||EN||EN, DE, FR, ES,|
|Extra Services||Web Proxy|
|1 Month Plan||$11.95/mo||$12.99/mo|
|3 Months Plan||n/a|
|6 Months Plan||n/a|
|1 Year Plan||$5.99/mo ($71.88)||$5.25/mo ($63.00)|
|Free Trial||7 days||1 day|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||45 days|
There are a number of examples of funnily named VPN providers in the industry, and Surfshark is another entry on that list. Headquartered in the British Virgin Islands, it doesn’t just sound cool but it brings with it some pretty handy features, too, such as CleanWeb – a malware tracker and ad blocker – a kill switch, Wi-Fi protection, and more. But perhaps the most interesting is the double VPN ability of Surfshark, which allows users to connect to one of the 500 servers in 50 countries via an additional second route. Termed Multihop, this extra protection is still somewhat rare these days and gives the provider a few extra points.
All this comes wrapped in an aesthetically attractive client for computers and mobile devices, not to mention the apps for Amazon Fire TV, browser extensions, and manual router configurations. Surfshark is also one of the cheapest VPNs of the industry with the best plan costing a total of only $47.76 every two years, translating to a very attractive $1.99 per month. The money-back guarantee is set at 30 days and there’s even a seven-day free trial exclusively for mobile users.
In a market full of alternatives for every taste, CyberGhost has a great edge over many opponents due to its remarkable and fully customizable service that will please both beginner and advanced VPN users. In fact, CyberGhost not only supports torrents but it also allows each user to fine tune their connection according to their needs, benefitting from some of the top security tools such as DNS and IPv6 leak protection, a NAT firewall, ad blockers, and more. And when it comes to the server count, this provider offers more than 3,000 servers in 60 countries.
In addition, CyberGhost is a multiplatform VPN provider, offering one of the simplest and most attractive apps in the industry both on computers and mobile devices and allowing for a total of seven simultaneous connections. Manual configurations are also an option to extend the service to more unusual devices like a Raspberry Pi computer or even Linux-based satellite receivers. CyberGhost offers a nice seven-day free trial on top of its 45-day refund period for all purchases, with the best package costing the equivalent of $2.75 per month as part of a $99 three-year subscription period.
The two services share some of the most common tools, but they also each deliver their own exclusives, such as the Multihop double VPN feature of Surfshark or the trustworthy DNS/IPv6 leak protection of CyberGhost, for example. Likewise, the two providers allow the user to have the final word when it comes to configuring the service and each connection, whether that’s by simply choosing protocols or fine-tuning some of the more advanced settings. Even better, everyone connecting to public Wi-Fi will also be protected against its dangers as the two VPNs will launch immediately whenever a new network is detected.
But there are also some differences between the two providers, of course. Even though CyberGhost is offering three-year deals, Surfshark takes the prize as the cheaper service of the two. Still, the Romanian CyberGhost is much further ahead when it comes to worldwide servers, and the 45-day money-back guarantee, its week-long platform-agnostic free trial, and the overall better state of connections are more factors on its side, which might well be the key decider for you in the end.
With that said, they’re both great providers and so it’s advisable to carefully read each of our complete reviews of the two to find out any other determining details.