If this can be used under ARM cpu and has smaller memory footprint compared to openvpn, I am going to use it.
~ Happy TorGuard and TigerVPN user.
I know i'm capable of running my own VPN, but I'd rather pay someone else to manage the details and I just get an endpoint I can connect to that will always work (and will be shut off if there is a major security problem).
But it is of course completely up to you. If you trust your VPN provider when they say they don't log anything, I guess you are fine.
Sure, your activities may no longer be logged, but does that matter when 100% if the traffic coming from your droplet IP must be yours?
I'm using this with streisand, very very easy to set up.
I used https://www.frootvpn.com/ briefly when it was free - seemed ok too, but not many servers back then.
Depends really what you want to use it for, but you could look into something like https://www.zerotier.com/ or even hosting your own.
This might be useful for more in depth comparisons: https://thatoneprivacysite.net/
EDIT: It seems iPlayer is now working again, although if you check their forums from when they began this change in policy, they specifically stated they would not actively circumvent the blocks.
I've had to regress to an earlier version or I get DNS timeouts galore with v60. There's quite a few open threads on their forums about this.
Aside from that, their IPs seem to regularly get hit with Cloudflare captcha. Usually, but not always, switching to a different exit will fix, for a while at least.
I've not found anyone better though.
Don't kid yourself. They are logging everything, and would be completely negligent not to.
It sucks, but I think PIA (and others) are going to need to start using different IPs and getting around these blocks if they want to stay competitive.
After trying a couple, I'm now with Private Internet Access; the reasons are:
- the support actually replies and helps (this doesn't hold true for all the companies); although I think VPN typical problems are very technical (in fact, I didn't really solve the issue at the time) and may not be solved by them, it shows that the company is actually striving to provide a good service
- they don't keep logs
- the quality is stable and fast; my network is permanently connected to it
- they have many servers around the world
- they do provided their service with integrity; they've pulled their Russian servers because the Russian authorities imposed them to keep logs
But to tunnel all of your home traffic you can either (1) buy a router that supports VPN tunneling or (2) try and save some money by buying a generic router and flashing it with something like DD-WRT, which would give you an OpenVPN client which would allow you to do the same thing, just with cheaper hardware.
Once set up, whenever your router boots it will connect the VPN and all of your traffic will go over that connection.
It's a hardware product and they broker the VPN provider... so the VPN provider doesn't know who you are, and the Keezel device can use the best-performing VPN provider / nodes.
For launch they're partnering with PureVPN, LeVPN and ProXPN.
I'm also not a big fan of rolling my own VPN, don't have the time to keep it updated.
Everything else is not trustworthy.
I had PIA for a year and when the subscription ran out, though being a happy customer, I got tempted by iVpn.net, which was 3x the price, and had a pretty website. It also got many recommendations here on HN, but think they were not 100% honest. I regret moving away and will go back to PIA asap.
Takeaways: also important is which device you will be using to surf. Many vpn providers have a flawed or no iPad app, and refer to the standard openvpn app. It's very cumbersome to use (you can not copy paste your username and password, just to name one thing).
And setting up your own, doesn't make much sense to me as you will always have the same public ip then.
• It doesn't keep activity logs.
• Their tunnel network has been recently improved and it counts something like 20 countries at the moment.
• It's really fast and it keeps your device safe even in the possibility of a connection issue, it will block all unsecured traffic until it's possible to properly gain access again.
• Something not directly related as a VPN feature but since I have to pay for it I'm more than happily going to underline this, the UI is really really nice, the design is clean, smooth and is one great experience on every device I've been using it on(Android, iOS and Windows).
Basically, if you have SSH access to a machine and Python is installed on the endpoint, you can set up a "VPN" over SSH. To me, this is much easier to set up. You can get by most of the time by having a vanilla Linux installation on a cheap VPS without any additional work.
You should check out this very extensive comparison sheet as well:
On iOS, all traffic goes through it. http://www.opera.com/apps/vpn
And popcorntime, occassionally.
I switched to ExpressVPN and they are very reliable. Especially if you travel in Asia.
In addition, they have dedicated router firmwares so you can secure your whole network.
Also, AirVPN allows 3 or 5 port forwards, whereas PIA allows 1.
Personally, I've been using ExpressVPN for the last 6 months. Absolutely great service and speed with a large choice of locations/servers.
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