Compare the top 10 VPN providers of 2017 with this side-by-side VPN service comparison chart that gives you an overview of all the main features you should be considering.
|IPVanish Reviews||PureVPN Reviews||ExpressVPN Reviews||SaferVPN Reviews||HideMyAss Reviews||VyprVPN Reviews||HideIPVPN Reviews||Buffered VPN Reviews||ibVPN Reviews||CactusVPN Reviews|
Logo: VPN provider\'s logo
|Overall Editor Rating|
Overall Editor Rating: Overall rating given by our editors.
Reviews: Go to the editor\'s review and customer reviews of the VPN provider.
Coupons: Coupon codes and other discount offers for the VPN provider.
Visit: Go to the website of the VPN provider.
Countries: Countries where the VPN provider has servers and IP\'s in. In cases where a provider has servers in a lot of countries, this may represent only a sample of the countries where it has servers located.
|US, UK, DE,|
LUX, NL, CH,
|US, UK, CA,|
DE, NL, LU, SE,
|US, UK, AU,|
CA, DN, UAE,…
|UK, DE, AU, FR, FI, SE,...||US, UK, NL,|
CA, DE, FR,
AU, CH, HK,
|US, UK, CA,|
NL, FR, DE,
|US, UK, CA, NL, |
DE, PL, FR
|US, UK, AU,|
CA, NL, DE,
|US, UK, CA,|
NL, DE, FR,
CH, IE, LU,
RO, RU, HK,...
|US, UK, NL, RO|
# Countries: The amount of countries where the VPN provider has servers.
Bandwidth: The amount of bandwidth you may use with your VPN account.
# Servers: The amount of servers the VPN provider has.
# IPs: The amount of IPs the VPN provider has.
Protocols: The different protocols supported by the VPN provider. If nothing is filled in for a protocol, this doesn\'t necessarily mean that the VPN provider doesn\'t support it.
Kill Switch: Does this VPN service include an Internet Kill Switch feature?
OS/Device Support: The different Operating Systems and Devices (Computers, Mobile, Tablets) supported by the VPN. If a certain option isn\'t filled in it doesn\'t necessarily mean that the OS/device is not supported; it may also mean that it is not explicitely mentioned by the provider.
Pricing: The different pricing plans offered by the VPN provider. These prices don\'t take any extra discounts through coupons in account yet, make sure to check our coupon sections.
|1 Month Plan|
1 Month Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred one month plan.
|3 Months Plan|
3 Months Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred three-month plan. Between brackets is the calculated price per month of this plan. If this field is empty, then the VPN provider doesn\'t offer a three-month plan.
|6 Months Plan|
6 Months Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred six-month plan. Between brackets is the calculated price per month of this plan. If this field is empty, then the VPN provider doesn\'t offer a six-month plan.
|1 Year Plan|
1 Year Plan: The price for the best value for money or preferred one year plan. Between brackets is the calculated price per month of this plan. If this field is empty, then the VPN provider doesn\'t offer a one year plan.
1st Month: $5.00
Free Trial: The length of the free trial offered by the VPN provider. If nothing is filled in, then there isn\'t a free trial plan. In this case, you may be able to take advantage of the money back guarantee of the VPN provider to try its services.
|3 days, $2.5||1 day||No||3 days||24 hours||No||6 hours||1 day|
|Money Back Guarantee|
Money Back Guarantee: The amount of days after your purchase during which you can request your money back.
|7 days||7 days||30 days||15 days||30 days||30 days||30 days||15 days||30 days|
Payment Methods: The payment methods you can use to pay for your VPN service with the provider. This is not a complete list; certain providers support a range of local payment options as well, and certain providers use payment gateways that accept several lesser known payment methods as well.
24/7: Indicates whether or not the VPN provider has its support team available 24/7/365.
Email: Does the VPN provider have a public email address you can shoot an email at?
Live Chat: Does the VPN provider have a live chat option that instantly connects you to a customer support member?
Support Ticket: Does the VPN provider\'s support work through a ticketing system?
Twitter: Is the VPN provider active on Twitter, and does it give support?
Facebook: Does the VPN provider have a Facebook-page where it answers customers\' questions?
Community: Indicates whether the VPN provider has a forum or any other type of community such as a Wiki platform.
On Call: Does the VPN provider have a phone number that you can call them on?
Remote Desktop: Is the VPN provider able to help you by taking access of your account to help you out?
About: General information about the VPN provider and the company behind it.
Headquarters: The country where the company behind the VPN provider has its main offices.
|US||Hong Kong||British Virgin Islands||Israel||UK||Switzerland||Romania||Gibraltar/Hungary||Romania||Moldova|
Founded: The year in which the VPN provider or the company behind it started operating.
Languages: The language(s) in which the VPN provider\'s website, services or software is available.
|EN||EN||EN||EN||EN, DE, ES, |
FR, IT, RU, TR,…
Extra Services: Any extra services not directly related to the VPN service itself offered by the VPN provider or the company behind it.
|Corporate VPN||Secure File|
App for Every Device,
Dump Truck 10-50 GB
Coupon Codes: Coupon codes and other discount offers for the VPN provider.
Visit Now: Go to the website of the VPN provider.
How to Compare VPN Services
Every VPN provider has its own unique features and pros and cons, it’s up to you to decide which one suits your personal needs and tastes best. Most of the companies have the data you need to be able to make a choice on their website. But to make it easier for you to compare them side-by-side we created this VPN comparison chart with the top 10 VPN services.
Combined with our reviews and the customer reviews and ratings on our website, you are bound to find the perfect VPN service to protect your online identity and unblock sites you are eager to explore. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can find the perfect VPN for your needs.
1. Establish the Scope of the VPN Network
This is the first thing that you need to compare and probably the most important if you will be relying on a VPN for all of your internet needs. The scope or size of the VPN network that you will be channeled through will dictate how reliable it is, how fast it runs etc.
Stats like the number of servers and speed of the VPN backbone should be compared. Server locations may be important if you are in a remote country or your location has active blocks in place by ISPs or at a countrywide level. The amount of servers available in countries where websites you want to visit aren’t censored is also important, as you don’t want to connect to overcrowded, slow servers to access blocked sites.
2. Which Protocols, Encryptions Matter for You?
Which devices and operating systems are you planning on using a VPN for, and how many devices in total will you use your VPN on? Not only should you look at the devices and operating systems supported by the service; you may also want to look at whether the provider has a VPN client software for the systems that you want to run the VPN on.
Every VPN protocol has its pros and cons, and not every VPN protocol supports every operating system or device. Be aware that some VPN providers include a broad range of protocols that cover all possibilities, but others sell mobile VPN protocol packages at an extra charge or as standalone packages.
Do you have Apple TV, an Xbox 360 or other fancy multimedia appliances that you would like to use to access Netflix, Hulu or other multimedia services? Make sure to keep this in mind when comparing different VPN solutions; one provider is better in supporting these devices than the other.
3. Read (Customer) Reviews
Now you have the facts and figures, time to take a look at how well the VPN provider(s) you have in mind perform in the minds of other users and VPN experts such as us. Read through the VPN reviews on our website to get more in-depth details on certain features, and check the ratings and user reviews submitted on our website by other consumers and business owners. This customer feedback will give you valuable insights that you won’t gather elsewhere. Things such as the quality of the customer service provided by the provider, a crucial aspect, can only be measured in the form of feedback given by current customers of a company.
4. Give Them a Try
Now you’ve compared the features and reviews of two or more VPN providers, and perhaps you already took a peek into the pricing options as well. Still, it is very likely that you’re currently still considering a couple of VPN’s at this point. This is where you might want to check if your preferred services offer a free VPN trial account or boast a solid money-back guarantee that give you the chance to give the service(s) a test run.
5. Comparing Prices and Subscription Plans
After you have a shortlist of VPN providers that meet your requirements, the next step should be to compare the cost of the VPN’s you prefer. Many will offer discounts if you agree to a, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription, with extra discounts available if you search for VPN coupons or take advantage of a special promotion offer. Other aspects such as the payment methods that you can use and the presence of a money-back guarantee (just in case) are also worth taking note of.
On our blog we frequently do detailed side-by-side comparisons of two providers, below you find an overview of VPN comparisons we did earlier:
- 12VPN vs HideMyAss VPN Comparison
- 12VPN vs StrongVPN Comparison
- Astrill vs IPVanish Comparison
- Astrill vs StrongVPN Comparison
- CyberGhost vs ibVPN Comparison
- CyberGhost vs Private Internet Access Comparison
- CyberGhost vs SurfEasy Comparison
- Hide.me vs CyberGhost VPN Comparison
- Hide.me vs HideMyAss Comparison
- ibVPN vs NordVPN VPN Comparison
- IronSocket vs IPVanish Comparison
- Le VPN vs Ivacy Comparison
- LiquidVPN vs NordVPN Comparison
- NordVPN vs ExpressVPN Comparison
- SaferVPN vs ExpressVPN Comparison
- SaferVPN vs PureVPN VPN Comparison
- StrongVPN vs HideMyAss Comparison
- SurfEasy vs ZenMate VPN Comparison
- TorGuard vs BTGuard VPN Comparison
- TorGuard Vs Private Internet Access Comparison
- TotalVPN vs CactusVPN
- TunnelBear vs SurfEasy Comparison
- TunnelBear vs TigerVPN Comparison
- VPN Comparison: BolehVPN vs HideMyIP
- VPN Comparison: CactusVPN vs BTGuard
- VPN Comparison: HideMyAss vs PureVPN
- VPN Comparison: ibVPN vs Private Internet Access
- VPN Comparison: IPVanish vs HideMyAss
- VPN Comparison: proXPN vs Private Internet Access
- VPN Comparison: VPN4ALL vs HideMyAss
- VPN Comparison: VyprVPN vs StrongVPN
- VPN Service Comparison: StrongVPN vs VPNGates
- VPN Service Comparison: WiTopia vs Astrill
- VPN Unlimited vs PureVPN Comparison
- VPN.ht vs IPVanish Comparison
- VyprVPN vs IPVanish VPN Comparison
- VyprVPN vs PureVPN Comparison