In this comparison, we are going to take a closer look at VPN.ht and IPVanish, two VPN providers alike that excel in different areas of VPN magic. The former is really strong if you are interested in streaming possibilities, and has very favorable conditions to operate both as a company and for you, the customer. The latter is more invested in providing a strong and steady delivery across all aspects of their product. These two are a great example of two diverse business models: one with a selling point – one particular service that stands out and prompts people to purchase; the other type of business model is that of the turtle. But if IPVanish is indeed one, then it is a fast turtle for sure – rabbits beware.
|Countries||US, UK, AU, CA, LI, DE, HK, NO...||US, UK, DE, LU, NL, CH, AU...|
|# Connected Devices||1||Unlimited|
|Languages||EN, FR, DE, RU,CN, NL||EN|
|1 Month Plan||$1/mo-$4.99/mo||$8/mo|
|3 Months Plan||n/a||$7.20/mo ($21.59)|
|6 Months Plan||n/a|
|1 Year Plan||$3.33/mo ($39.99)||$5.20/mo ($62.39)|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||7 days|
VPN.ht is a unique company from one important perspective. This organization actively cooperates with the free streaming service Popcorn Time. So much so that anyone who subscribes to VPN.ht gets access to an extra option in the Popcorn Time client. This is essentially a simple button, with which you can enable your VPN instantly. It is worth noting that in most countries Popcorn Time is not banned (yet), even in ones that would categorize it as a copyright infringement site. So having protection with VPN.ht can be instrumental to your safety.
VPN.ht is based in Belize, which is a country that barely regulates VPN companies. Furthermore, if you use the most secure OpenVPN security protocol, your actions will not be logged at all by the company. It must be noted though that VPN.ht is mainly intended for PC users, which is understandable because of the strong focus on streaming. To further assist you, there is also a smart DNS module you can acquire with VPN.ht.
IPVanish is no stranger to the internet security business. On the road (the virtual road) since 1998, they too started off small when they introduced their own VPN service. Since then, they have seen tremendous growth and today, IPVanish is one of the most popular companies. Unlike VPN.ht, their success does not lie in focusing on a certain aspect of their service. Instead, they advocate that whatever you are looking for in a VPN, you should meet it at great quality. IPVanish achieves this perfectly; they manage to do a lot of things right at the same time, making users of all kinds benefit from their service. A minor disadvantage though is that they have no free trial to offer. Instead, you are presented with a risk-free option that lets you refund your purchase in the first seven days of you using it.
Apart from this though, everything is a lot better than average. All the security protocols of the day, from PPTP to OpenVPN, are available, with 24/7 customer support and complete device support. You can also utilize an extra safety tool, the kill switch.
All in all, you got to read about two different companies that are very effective at what they do. VPN.ht is heavily optimized for streaming, and has the legal advantage of Belize to back up your intention of watching foreign online material. Though the OpenVPN protocol is a bit slower than the others, it is also much safer, and if you do streaming with the help of it, your actions will not be logged at all. IPVanish, on the other hand, is one of the best at providing constant quality. From the sixty countries you can unblock to the extremely useful kill switch tool and onwards to the excellent device support, this company has it all for general usage.