VPN.ht Review

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Hong Kong based VPN.ht is an excellent zero-logs VPN provider. Their servers are mainly located in the US and Europe and support OpenVPN, L2TP, PPTP and SSTP protocols. What makes VPN.ht stand out, though, is their custom VPN applications for desktop and mobile platforms that are open-source and available for code review on Github. VPN.ht is also one of the few VPN providers that also supports Windows Phone.

Although VPN.ht is subject to Hong Kong law and not subject to laws such as the US Patriot Act, in the interests of transparency and accountability, VPN.ht issues a Warrant Canary on a daily basis – https://vpn.ht/canary.txt. It serves as a guarantee that none of VPN.ht servers were silently searched or seized by government officials.

More so, VPN.ht was the only VPN provider built into Popcorn Time streaming app – bittorent client with integrated media player similar to Netflix. In late 2015 Popcorn Time was temporarily shut down due to a pressure from MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). The project reemerged within a few months, but the app no longer featured a built-in VPN client, unfortunately. Nonetheless, with only a few clicks you can install official open-source VPN.ht software and secure your Popcorn Time download activities making VPN.ht an excellent choice for users whose primary purpose is streaming copyrighted multimedia content or torrenting.

On top of that VPN.ht offers a SmartDNS service along with their VPN subscription completely free of charge. While SmartDNS doesn’t offer any kind of protection, it is a very convenient tool to access Netflix and Hulu just by changing your DNS settings.

Thus, considering their zero-logs privacy policy, legal jurisdiction and custom open-source applications for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS (coming soon), security-wise VPN.ht is most definitely a recommended VPN provider. Their high speed servers deliver excellent performance during regular browsing activities and various streaming sessions.

 

Americas: USA, Canada, Mexico
Europe: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden
Asia/Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore
Desktop OS Mac Windows Linux
Mobile OS iOS Android Windows Mobile
Routers Yes
Available apps Mac, Windows iOS, Android
OpenVPN Yes
PPTP Yes
SSTP Yes
L2TP/IPsec Yes
IPsec/IKEv2 No
Encryption: 256-bit
IP type: Shared Dynamic
Number of Countries 16
Number of Servers 120
Simultaneous Logins 3
Logs No
Torrents Allowed Yes
Legal Jurisdiction Hong Kong
Proxy Yes
Firewall No
Kill Switch No
Data Limits No
Free services No
24/7 support Yes
Payment Options: PayPal, Credit Card, American Express (AMEX), Bitcoin
More Payment Options: No
Money back 30 day guarantee

 

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